what the hazardous waste regulations mean
In the UK, the government has a set of hazardous waste regulations laid out since July 2005 for businesses to follow when dealing with harmful waste materials. These regulations alter slightly for Northern Ireland, which you can find here from the Environment Agency.
Hazardous waste is defined as materials which ‘are harmful to humans or the environment’, containing a list of wastes such as the following:
- Equipment containing ozone depleting substances
- Hazardous waste containers
These are all classified as hazardous and must follow the hazardous waste England regulations (2005) for environmental protection and human health.