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    Site Clearance | Quick Guide to Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Whilst some waste is relatively easy to deal with and can be quickly recycled or disposed of through domestic means, other types of waste require a more careful approach. If you’re unsure what to do with your hazardous waste or what the disposal process entails, read on as we explain everything you need to know about this branch of waste removal.

    At L. Jarvis & Sons, our site clearances team specialises in the lawful and professional removal of hazardous waste.

    Hazardous Waste Site Clearance 

    Building and construction sites tend to produce lots of waste, some of which is harmful, such as electrical appliances or chemicals. In this instance, you need to call in certified professionals who are aware of waste disposal legislature to help you safely and lawfully get rid of potentially harmful substances.

    Whether you’ve found electrical items that are no longer usable, or if you’ve come across oils or chemicals that are toxic to humans or the environment, L. Jarvis & Sons can help you safely get rid of your waste in a way that protects both people and the planet.

    What is Hazardous Waste? 

    The term ‘hazardous waste’ refers to waste that contains chemicals, substances, or properties that could be hazardous to human health, or to the environment. The hazard could be an immediate threat, or it could be one that presents itself over a period of time.

    Examples of hazardous waste include: 

    • Batteries
    • Non-edible oils e.g., car oil
    • Paint
    • Electrical appliances e.g., fridges
    • Hazardous waste containers
    • Solvents
    • Chemicals
    • Pesticides
    • Asbestos 

    These are just a few examples of hazardous waste that needs to be disposed of in an ethical and safe way.

    Rules and Regulations 

    There are strict rules surrounding the disposal of hazardous waste. The Waste Regulations 2011 (England and Wales) sets out the legal framework for managing hazardous waste. Under the rules, only those who have obtained the correct permit can mix hazardous waste, and when they do, they must use the Best Available Techniques (BATs) as issued by the Environment Agency and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

    Record keeping is also a requirement. By following the regulations laid out in law, we can ensure that your waste doesn’t pose a threat to health for humans, and that it doesn’t cause harm to the environment, either. 

    At L. Jarvis & Sons, we are fully compliant with the law and dispose of hazardous waste in the most ethical way possible. We never cut corners to save time or money; we follow the rules and invest in keeping our fleet up to date with the latest technology and training to maintain the highest standards of waste management.

    Get in Touch Today!

    Hazardous waste can be a complicated topic, but our site clearances team is on hand to provide you with the information you need to correctly dispose of your waste. For more information on how we can help you, please contact us today.