Hazardous Waste Management Bristol
If you are in the business that produces the kind of waste that is considered hazardous, then you need to have a Waste company that knows what it’s doing when it comes to waste management. Waste company is exactly that kind of waste solutions company. We have the expertise and the license to collect and dispose of your hazardous waste in an eco-friendly and safe way.
We will also offer you bins and sharp bins to dispose of your hazardous waste for free. Call us today on 0117 369 1033 to speak to one of our friendly consultants about all you need to know about hazardous waste.
What is Classified as Hazardous Waste?
So, what is hazardous waste? Any solid or liquid waste that has the potential to harm, maim or kill a person, an animal or the environment as a whole is known as hazardous waste. It can be corrosive, radioactive, combustible or infectious. When it comes into contact with humans and animals and even the environment, it causes lethal and harmful reactions. That is why hazardous waste needs to be kept separately from regular waste as it needs to be handled with care and certain precautions must be taken. If it is not kept separate from regular waste, it may harm the people handling regular waste because they will not be taking the proper precautions needed for hazardous waste.
By law, the neglect to handle hazardous waste properly is a punishable offence. Failure to abide by this law will result in you being arrested or the closure of your business.
Different Types of Hazardous Waste
Hazardous waste is classified as either toxic, flammable or combustible, corrosive or reactionary as well as being infectious. Bins and sharp bins holding waste are usually classified by the hazardous sign or logo in the bins. Below are the different types of hazardous waste and their descriptions.
Toxic waste – Toxic waste is infectious and can be deadly even in the smallest traces. They can cause illnesses and can be fatal.
Combustible waste – Combustible waste is also known as reactive waste and can spotaneolsy react or combust when it comes into contact with water or even air. They can also cause fires even at relatively low temperatures.
Corrosive waste– This is the kind of waste that is acidic or alkaline. They can melt and destroy anything they come into contact with.
Infectious waste– This waste is used in bandages, needled and all other hazardous materials from healthcare services.
How to Manage Hazardous Waste?
Management of hazardous waste is not particularly hard when you know how to. At Waste company, we have our staff well trained and well-prepared to handle hazardous waste. The management of hazardous waste involves the collection, treatment, and disposal of the waste. All of this needs to be done delicately and in a way that abides by the Strategy for Hazardous Waste Management in England (2010).
If you do not know whether or not the waste your business makes falls under the hazardous waste, the above list might help. Due to its potential to maim, injure or even cause infections, businesses are required to use qualified waste companies like us to dispose of their waste. Call us today on 0117 369 1033