What you need to know: Hazardous Waste Disposal and Removal
Hazardous waste is often found in industrial environments as the result of producing another material or product. Working with hazardous products or waste is a difficult business, one that is dictated by legislation and red tape.
Even for organisations that deal with these materials on a regular basis, following the correct procedures whilst keeping costs low can be difficult. For example, finding or training a member of staff to be able to carry out hazardous waste disposal is highly expensive.
Hazardous Waste Disposal – The methods
As a highly legislated industry hazardous waste removal is a difficult task and one that should be treated as so.
As mentioned, finding the right inhouse member of staff to carry out this process can be time consuming and expensive, both in terms of personnel and kit required. Instead, often organisations contract their hazardous waste disposal out to an external company. Saving time, money and resources are just a few of the benefits of doing this.
Having an experienced hazardous waste removal team on hand to assist you whenever requires is not only often more cost-effective than hiring a dedicated member of your team but is also generally a more efficient way of handling hazardous materials.
Your chosen provider will be responsible for meeting the guidelines of handling and disposing of hazardous waste and will be extremely experienced in doing so, giving you confidence that your team and the environment will not be at risk during the process.
Hazardous Waste Disposal – The dangers
Waste disposal and removal is a complex job, as you are dealing with hazardous substances that can cause harm to you and the environment.
When dealing with any form of hazardous waste there are legal requirements that must be followed in order to remove and dispose of the waste safely. If you work in an environment where these substances are regularly created as a bi-product you will be aware of the Hazardous Waste Act (2005).
This legislation outlines the process that must be carried out in terms of waste disposal, broken down into producers, holders, carriers and consignees. Failure to comply with these regulations can not only result in dangers for those within range of the hazardous material but also fines for the guilty party.
When dealing with the removal and disposal of a hazardous material it is always advisable to seek the advice of an expert, that have a background in dealing with these substances and meeting key legislation around chemical waste.
Find out more about the hazardous waste disposal services we offer
If you have hazardous waste that requires removal and disposal Mantank are here to help.
With over 20 years of experience in dealing with all things environmental waste we have the knowledge, qualifications and experience to assist with waste disposal of ranging types.
We have 3 different depots across the North with experienced teams providing a variety of services, so do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Contact information can be found via our contact form or simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.