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How Long Should You Keep A Hazardous Waste Consignment Note?

According to the Waste England and Wales Regulations, every party involved in the handling of hazardous waste—be it the producer or holder, the carrier, or the final waste disposal facility—must retain a copy of the Hazardous Waste Consignment Note for at least three years. This requirement ensures there is a reliable...

How Long Does A Car Battery Last?

Car Battery LifespanA car battery will generally last between three and five years. This will depend on various factors such as frequency driven and driving conditions.When it comes to maintaining your vehicle, understanding the lifespan of a car battery is crucial. Factors like the type of vehicle, battery quality, and...

Is Spray Paint Hazardous Waste?

Yes, spray paint is hazardous waste. Even if the aerosol cans are partially empty, these are still classified as hazardous. This means that they must be disposed of safely following hazardous waste guidelines.Why Are Spray Paints Classed As Hazardous?Spray paint cans are considered hazardous waste due to their contents and...

Hazardous Waste Regulations: Ensuring Compliance In Your Business

The hazardous waste regulations were introduced in 2005 to ensure that waste which poses a threat to the environment and human health is disposed of safely. You must follow these guidelines in England and Wales if your business produces, stores, or has hazardous waste removed from its premises. Hazardous Waste TypesVarious...

Why Is Interceptor Cleaning Important?

Interceptor cleaning and emptying is a crucial service provided by Collect and Recycle, especially for facilities that handle liquid waste, often hazardous. This blog post delves into the significance of interceptor cleaning, the risks associated with neglecting this vital service, and how it contributes to environmental protection and compliance with...

What Is An ADR Driver?

An ADR driver is qualified to transport dangerous goods by road in compliance with the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). Why Is ADR Training Important?ADR stands for "Accord Dangereux Routier," which is French for "Road Dangerous Goods Agreement." This certification is essential for ensuring...

Which Industry Produces The Most Hazardous Waste?

The Industries Producing The Most Hazardous WasteHazardous waste, encompassing everything from heavy metals to industrial chemicals, poses significant risks to both the environment and human health. We will delve into the industries identified as the largest producers of hazardous waste, exploring the types of waste generated and the implications for...

From Food Waste to Jet Fuel

Every year in the UK 18 million tonnes of food ends up in landfill. When food waste piles up here, it rots for decades, emitting a tremendous amount of methane gas. This harmful hazardous gas leaks through the air and can cause warming of the earth’s atmosphere, contributing to global...

Vegetable Oil Fuel for Lorries

Bournemouth Borough Council (BCP) has announced an eco-friendly initiative whereby two of their refuse vehicles run on hydrotreated vegetable oil. Partnering with Crown Oil, the council have introduced this trial as part of their climate emergency declaration, and their pledge to make all operations carbon neutral by 2030. “This is...

How To Dispose Of Chemicals In School Lab

Chemistry in schools is an important part of academic learning, but it is not just the students that need to be educated on how chemicals interact with the environment around them. In many secondary school institutions, and in wider society, there is a failure to bridge the link between chemical...