Hazardous Waste Recycling

What is hazardous waste? 

Hazardous waste is characterised as anything that can be toxic, reactive, ignitable, corrosive, infectious or radioactive. These substances can be carcinogenic, or mutagenic which can cause biological changes when exposed to humans. Many items in the workplace are labelled as hazardous waste, so chances are without realising, you are disposing of these in your general waste. If you store any of the following substances on site, then you need to make sure they are disposed of correctly; ·

  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals, including printer toner
  • Batteries
  • Solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Oils
  • Liquids found in fridges and freezers
  • Aerosols
  • Photo chemicals
  • Paints

 

Hazardous Waste Recycling

If your company deals with hazardous waste then you have a duty of care to ensure of its correct disposal.  As an authorised business for the collection of hazardous waste, Gaskells will provide you with containers to store your hazardous waste and provide safe, cost-effective removal. If you are unsure of your legal requirements for recycling hazardous waste, please get in contact with Gaskells and we can advise you accordingly.

 

Treatment of hazardous waste 

We work with a hazardous waste partner whose facilities are designed with government compliance in mind, from collection to the recycling process, the process is handled professionally throughout.  The aim of the treatment of hazardous waste is to reduce the overall hazardousness and volume to make it easier to handle. Once this is complete the waste can then be recycled.

 

Why you should choose Gaskells for your hazardous waste disposal

Gaskells have over two decades of experience of dealing with hazardous waste, and together with our hazardous waste partner, are experts in our field. Our friendly and professional team is able to give you the best service at the best price, and also give you the peace of mind to know your hazardous waste is being disposed of legally and responsibly. Get in touch today for your free site audit. If you have any concerns or questions when it comes to hazardous waste recycling then please do not hesitate to contact one of our team.