Top 5 reasons to dispose of hazardous waste correctly
Take a look around you, hazardous waste is everywhere and it’s more than likely that your business will produce some form of hazardous waste on a daily basis be it printer ink, chemical solvents or construction materials.
Here at North West Waste, we provide you with your own unique waste disposal management plan to help you ensure the correct and efficient disposal of hazardous waste.
So here’s why you need to carefully dispose of any hazardous waste:
Adhering to stringent laws and legislations.
NWWC ensure that the procedures being followed are correct and in line with all strict laws and legislations. If you’re going to dispose of any hazardous materials, it’s essential you have the required documentation and licensing at hand.
Look out for the following:
- Light bulbs
- Brake fluid
- Stain removers etc.
When it comes to hazardous waste disposal, these are all to be taken into consideration. NWWC can arrange to remove these from your business premises, making the environment safer for everyone.
Illegal waste disposal.
Throwing away hazardous waste in with general waste is illegal. There are practices in place that make it easy for you to dispose of hazardous waste, without causing harm to the environment, wildlife and your company’s expenditure.
If you’re caught illegally disposing of hazardous waste, you could be on the receiving end of a fine of up to £5,000, and potential law suits from anyone affected by the waste… is it really worth it?
Harming the environment.
Does the waste your project produces cause any harm to the environment? If so, this is categorically “hazardous waste”. Materials that are well-known for harming the environment include oils and asbestos.
If you produce harmful materials, you need to make sure that you dispose of it efficiently, preserving the environment and protecting wildlife. With help from the team at NWWC, you can reduce the number of hazards you have on-site, allowing you to operate more sustainably.
Safe transportation of hazardous waste.
Rather than transporting hazardous waste yourself, NWWC can organise a time that suits you to collect your hazardous materials and take it to be treated (it needs to be treated before it can be recycled and disposed of!)
North West Waste have specialist equipment for the transportation, treatment, recycling, recovery and disposal of hazardous waste, so you needn’t look any further! We can take as little as one bottle to full loads, our services are tailored to your individual business requirements.
DO NOT pour chemicals down the sink!
Under no circumstances should you ever dispose of chemicals down the drain! North West Waste can arrange to collect the hazard waste from your business and take care of the safe disposal. Incorrect hazardous waste disposal in this form leads to increased levels of pollution and contamination of water supplies.
Doing this can have a significant impact on health and well-being, hence why it’s so important that you dispose of hazardous waste correctly.
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