Learn more about Hazardous Waste in London
Even the most widely-used stationery in London’s offices that people do not consider as harmful, such as adhesives, printer ink and toner, batteries, and aerosols are all defined as hazardous waste that could be dangerous to human health and the London environment if not managed in the correct way. Other examples, such as cleaning chemicals and fluorescent light tubes from London offices as well as fridges, and paints must all be dealt with properly through an appropriate hazardous waste management scheme in London.
Figures from the Environment Agency show that London produced approximately 800,000 tonnes of hazardous waste compared to almost 5 million tonnes a year in England. Of the 800,000 tonnes only 36% was recycled. Afterward, 27% of the waste was landfilled, 9% was incinerated and a further 27% was treated. It doesn’t stop just there; in 2011, provisional figures suggest around 173,000 tonnes of hazardous waste were exported to European destinations.
In the manufacturing industry, it is only natural that businesses create a vast amount of waste material. However, if some parts of that waste contain hazardous substances, businesses have a legal obligation to dispose of it correctly. Chemical manufacturers, electroplating companies, petroleum refineries, nuclear power plants, and large and small construction sites are those most likely to require hazardous waste disposal.
Almost all businesses produce hazardous waste. It is vital that these wastes are disposed of safely and compliantly. If mismanaged, hazardous waste can cause serious harm to human health, as well as to the environment. Under the Hazardous Waste Regulations (2005), not performing the correct hazardous waste management can result in heavy fines and imprisonment.
We understand that hazardous waste management and disposal can be stressful, especially if you are not sure how to do it correctly. Fortunately, you can get the help of our dedicated experts to ensure your hazardous waste disposal is managed in compliance to waste regulations. You can have peace of mind knowing that all your hazardous waste is being disposed of properly and legally through our hazardous waste removal service.