Some types of waste are harmful to human health, or to the environment, either immediately or over an extended period of time. These are called hazardous wastes. As a business, you are responsible for making sure any hazardous waste you produce doesn’t cause any harm or damage.
Hazardous waste management is a tightly regulated market requiring experience and technical skills to meet industry and legislative requirements. Using our extensive knowledge we will select the most appropriate disposal route for your wastes and ensure all documentation and licensing is in place.
There are over two hundred waste products classified as hazardous including many common items such as fluorescent tubes, fridges and freezers as well as computer monitors and televisions.
Greenzone are here to help work through the complex regulations and come up with compliant cost effective hazardous waste disposal solutions. We handle all hazardous wastes including:
- Lead-acid batteries
- Electrical equipment containing hazardous components such as cathode ray tubes (e.g. televisions)
- Fluorescent light tubes
In 2011 the UK disposed of 4.3 million tonnes of hazardous waste. The good news is that a good proportion of the waste was recovered instead of going to landfill.
Source: Recycle Now Website: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk