5 Tips for Managing Chemical Waste Disposal
Managing chemical waste disposal is an integral part of any business that produces hazardous materials and because of the many legislations currently in place, it’s vital that any chemical waste is handled appropriately.
In order to help many businesses understand how to safely and effectively dispose of hazardous chemical waste, we have come up with five top tips that should simplify the entire process.
Tips for managing chemical waste disposal
- Understand what type of hazardous waste you have
In order to safely and correctly manage chemical waste, it’s vital that you are aware of which type of chemical waste you need to store or dispose of. This is because there are a variety of regulations in place, such as the Hazardous Waste Regulations, that determine how each type of chemical waste should be disposed of.
- Be aware of current legislations
Along with complying with the Hazardous Waste Regulations, there are also a variety of other legislations, including WEEE Regulations and EU legislations, that must also be adhered to. It’s imperative that you have an accurate and up to date knowledge of the latest changes to any relevant regulations when managing waste disposal.
- Have a designated chemical waste storage area
Our next top tip for managing chemical waste disposal is to dedicate an area of your facility to storing waste. This area should be near where the waste is created and should be monitored by trained personnel. Furthermore, it should be clearly marked with a ‘hazardous waste’ sign to notify employees, passers-by and inspectors that chemical waste is being stored.
- Correctly store the chemical waste
All chemical waste must be stored in leak-proof containers that are made from materials that won’t be corroded or damaged by the waste. Each container should be kept in good condition to prevent them becoming damaged and they should be kept closed at all times unless waste is being added.
- Choose a reliable chemical waste disposal company
This final tip for managing chemical waste is to choose a waste disposal company that is reliable, professional and experienced – just like we are!
We are professionals when it comes to hazardous and chemical waste disposal and we have been providing our services to companies across the UK for several years. Our experienced team of environmental services and waste management professionals specialise in industrial drainage and waste disposal and are up to date with the latest legislations.
We only use the best equipment available to carry out our services and we are now one of the UK’s leading industrial cleaning service providers.
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If you are interested in finding out more about our waste removal service and you have a few questions you’d like to ask a member of our team, please feel free to give us a call.
For services in the North West, call us on 0161 799 3337 or for services in the North East, call us on 01642 618006.