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What Is Hazardous Waste Collection?

Hazardous waste collection refers to the safe and responsible transportation of hazardous waste from its temporary container to a disposal facility. To ensure adequate safety measures are met this process is usually carried out by a waste management service.



What Is Hazardous Waste?

Waste is considered hazardous if it is made up of anything which could be harmful to humans and the environment.


Common features of hazardous materials are ignitability, reactivity, corrosivity, and toxicity. A hazardous waste will usually have one or more of these qualities.


Here are some examples of hazardous waste:

  • Pesticides
  • Solvents
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Non-edible oils
  • Chemicals like printer toner



How Is This Type Of Waste Disposed Of Safely?

To dispose of this waste safely many businesses will use a waste management service for their hazardous waste collection. This service will provide the business with an appropriate bin where it will then be your responsibility to fill up with the correct refuse.


You should ensure that you are not mixing your hazardous waste with any other type of waste and ensure that it is being put into your dedicated bin.


Then, the waste collection service will pick up and empty your bin and take your refuse to a disposal facility. Depending on the facility and the type of hazardous waste, the refuse can be recycled into new products, made into energy, mixed into cement, incinerated, or put into specialist landfill sites. You can read more about the specifics of these processes here. 



Why You Should Use A Waste Management Service For Hazardous Waste Collection

There are many reasons why you should use a waste management service for any/all of your business waste and we go into detail about that on this post here.


But for hazardous waste collection, it is arguably a necessity to use a waste management service. That’s because you are putting yourself and others at risk if you were to transport and dispose of your hazardous waste yourself and you will likely not meet the legal requirements set out by the UK government.


At CheaperWaste we offer a fully licenced, reliable, and safe waste management service where we collect businesses’ hazardous waste on the days which suit them.


If you need your waste taken care of then simply fill in the quick and easy quote form below to get a free quote.

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