By improving the way hazardous waste is currently managed, the future risk is reduced. Find out here how to dispose of hazardous domestic and commercial waste.
What is hazardous waste?
Waste is considered hazardous when it the properties that might make it harmful to human health or the environment. The term ‘hazardous’ doesn’t always mean that the waste is immediately harmful, though some can be. Click here for more.
What types of waste are hazardous?
Types of waste that may be hazardous include:
- fluorescent tubes
- some paints
- some household and car batteries
- materials such as stone/brick
How to dispose of hazardous waste
Hazardous waste shouldn’t be disposed of in mixed municipal waste collection (such as household and garden waste). In some cases, your local council could collect the waste from you. There may be a charge for this.
Alternatively, you can hire a rubbish removal company to handle all of your commercial waste. If you’re based in the Kent area, we recommend Kent Rubbish Clearance as they offer a reliable and efficient service to all customers. For quotes, please call 0800 138 9100.
How to maintain a hygienic work environment
Not all waste is hazardous, but can impose a threat if left unattended. This is the same for any commercial location that hasn’t been kept tidy, hygienic and safe. In commercial locations such as offices, building sites and factories, it is much easier for things to get out of hand which is why we recommend hiring a reliable commercial cleaning agency to step in. Call 0800 010 6871 for more information about office cleaning in Brighton.
- Fully insured
- Follows health and safety regulations
- Prices to suit your budget
- Trained quality staff
From February 2010, all shops that sell large amounts of household batteries must provide a collection bin for used batteries. You may also be able to put old batteries in your regular household recycling bins, or take them to a waste and recycling centre. Find out more.
Car batteries should also be taken to a waste and recycling centre. Some shops that sell car batteries also accept old batteries for recycling. Check when you buy a new car battery to see if the shop will recycle your old battery for you. See more information.