What Types of Waste are Classified as Hazardous?

It’s often easy to think that only large industrial companies create hazardous waste. Yet, the smallest of shops, offices, schools and property renovations can generate waste that needs to be disposed of in a compliant manner. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you identify what types of waste might present a hazard. You’ll also find out how to protect yourself and your business.

What is hazardous waste?

Multiple types of waste can be considered hazardous, even some that are common in the average household. Various types of waste exist, and they may be in liquid or solid form. But they all pose a health risk to human and animal life if not disposed of properly.

If you have any hazardous waste on your premises, you must have it removed by a professional waste management company.

Types of hazardous waste

Hazardous Waste items are tricky to deal with and require a professional. Here’s a list of stuff that might cause you problems:

  • Chemicals
  • Aerosols
  • Cleaning agents
  • Paint
  • Oils
  • Solvents
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Pesticides
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Oily/contaminated rags
  • WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
  • Hazardous packaging
  • Problem waste and difficult waste

Many things could be classed as hazardous waste. Chemical substances, herbicides and pesticides are obvious examples of these. Other items, such as batteries and fluorescent light tubes, are also often thrown in the wrong bin. This could mean that your business is breaking the law and may be in trouble with the Environment Agency and other agencies.

Asbestos removal and disposal

Asbestos is a hazardous material that can be found in all sorts of locations, including your garage, the school across the street, and more. We get contacted by a lot of businesses that have found asbestos. Therefore, it’s essential to close off the area and make an appointment with Wastage for an asbestos survey as soon as you find signs of it coming in.

In light of asbestos being a highly hazardous material to your health, we’ll make sure you’re in good hands with our trusted laboratory partners. For peace of mind, we offer our Asbestos Detection Services. After taking a sample, we’ll provide you with the lab report within a few days. If it turns out that there is indeed asbestos content at your premises, we’ll organize the comprehensive removal and disposal of this dangerous material in line with all legal regulations.

Hazardous waste disposal

We have years of experience removing all types of hazardous waste in both high and low quantities. No matter what type or how often you need it removed, we can provide a service that will suit your needs and requirements. Whether it’s one-off waste transportation or long-term management, Wastage will ensure that your hazardous and non-hazardous wastes are moved and disposed of in a registered facility. Our process is very well documented for your peace of mind. You’ll always have the required paperwork for your records if you need to provide any assurances.

Book your hazardous waste removal

Find hazardous waste removal, recycling services, and asbestos disposal at Waste. Contact us today on tel: 0800 756 3997, or use our contact form.

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