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How to dispose of hazardous waste

How To Dispose Of Hazardous Waste

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Hazardous materials can range from various electrical products through to oils and chemical waste. The reason that important waste regulations and rules are in place from the environment agency is because these materials can be harmful to human health or the environment.

If your business produces oils, chemicals, WEEE products, paints, aerosols, pesticides or contaminated containers, then you must follow the correct waste disposal process. 

Dispose Of Hazardous Waste Safely

Classify & Segregate Waste

Before you dispose of hazardous waste with a licensed recycling facility, you must classify your waste. Companies may accept certain types of materials and ensure the business dealing with your waste can dispose of it effectively.

The paperwork that you give must include the waste classification code, your type of business, the name of the substance, the process used to create the waste, a chemical and physical analysis of the waste and any specific requirements. 

Separate and Store Your Waste Materials

If you store hazardous waste on your property, you must make sure that the materials are secure in containers, segregated from other waste types and have tight lids to avoid leaks. You should also add clear labels to containers and barriers to avoid contamination with other products.

The government also advises that you keep hazardous waste to a minimum, doing everything you can to reuse waste and save materials from landfill sites.

Partner With A Professional  Waste Carrier Business

You should use an authorised hazardous waste carrier to collect and dispose of your hazardous waste materials correctly. This gives you peace of mind that you are following regulations and recycling materials where possible to reduce damage to the planet. It is your duty to check that your waste carrier is registered and has environmental permits.

Fill In Your Consignment Notes & Keep Records For 3 Years

You must fill in the parts that apply to you on the consignment note to move hazardous waste. This document details the transfer of waste from one person to another. If you are the waste producer/holder, you will need to know the standard industrial classification code and waste classification code. 

Keep all of the records detailing your waste disposal for 3 years. Documents you should keep records of include the consignment notes, consignee returns, and carrier schedules or rejected loads. 

We Collect & Recycle Hazardous Waste

If you are looking for a specialist team for your hazardous waste disposal, we provide services for a range of businesses and schools across the UK. We guarantee total compliance, with a full waste audit of your materials being dealt with in accordance outlined by the hazardous waste regulations. 

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