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Specialist Waste


Waste production and disposal is very much in the public eyes, especially in recent years as the environment and sustainability have become more widespread issues. Specialist waste recycling and other disposal methods are certainly not exempt from this. We provide an excellent and extensive specialist waste service, disposing of it by the most appropriate and sustainable means. Here, we go through the types of specialist waste, as well as disposal methods and the legislation surrounding it, alongside our excellent services. We look forward to hearing from you.


Types of Specialist Waste

There are several types of specialist waste that need to be disposed of in a particular manner, and it is usually best done by a waste disposal service. Here are some of the specialist waste types along with some further information on each.

  • Asbestos

This will be accepted at select and specially licensed recycling centres, of which there are very few in the United Kingdom. Even with this, they will usually accept no more than 15 medium sized sheets, all of which should be wrapped securely in plastic sheeting (or double bagged for small sheets). It must always be sealed with tape to prevent the spread of fibres. You should always call your recycling centre first to check if they take it, which type they accept, and if they have room for it. A specialist removal company, however, can just take it from you right away.

  • Batteries

Car batteries can usually be safely disposed of at the recycling centre but the rechargeable batteries for electronic items cannot be. Generally, these need to be returned to the manufacturer, or they can be handled by a specialist waste company, such as ourselves. Household batteries can also be collected by us if required.

  • Tyres

This specialist waste is often dealt with either by the manufacturer of the tyres or by a specialist waste company. They are dealt with in a responsible manner when given to either, and it is ensured that they are destroyed in the least environmentally damaging manner.

  • Fire extinguishers

A specialist waste service is able to collect and dispose of these in a safe manner, although it is recommended to try and get the manufacturer to take them back first.

  • Paint

Paint and the tools that go with it, cn only be taken to a select number of recycling centres for disposal. A specialist waste recycling and disposal service is able to take paint and other items under the specialist category for safe and responsible disposal.

All specialist waste can be disposed of in a safe and responsible manner by companies such as ourselves, who strive to offer excellent service and always act within the law. It is important to choose a trustworthy company as any waste that is incorrectly disposed of can be traced back to you and your company. Always do your research before you hire.  


Disposal of Specialist Waste

The disposal of specialist waste, much like hazardous waste, must adhere to the strict UK and EU laws that have been put in place for the protection of people and the environment. While some specialist waste will be accepted in your local recycling centre (in small quantities), the vast majority is usually passed on to private companies, such as ourselves, who deal with waste like this on a daily basis.

Its disposal can vary depending on the item that has been collected. Some can be recycled; others end up having to be sent to landfill or incineration. The good thing about the latter, however, is that incinerators also often generate energy to power themselves and also the National Grid. While they are not fully ideal, they are starting to try and have a positive impact on the environment around them.


Specialist Waste Management

All businesses must try to prevent producing specialist waste, as is the rule with all other forms of disposal. If they cannot help but produce the waste, they must next try to find a way to reuse or repurpose it. If this is also not possible, then the waste must be taken to the appropriate disposal centre, or a service hired to do it for them.

Specialist waste will always try to be recycled first and foremost, but if it is not possible it is then that it will be send to landfill or incinerator. We pride ourselves on trying to use the most sustainable and environmentally friendly disposal methods for you, and will always do our best to see your waste recycled.


Environmental and Business Benefits

When it comes to your business, disposing of your specialist waste using our company will save you time and money. We pick it up and dispose of it for you without you needing to leave the office. It allows you to focus on other things in your place of work, and the costs saved can be put towards other sectors. It frees up time and finances – two things a business can never have too much of.

In terms of the environment, specialist waste services from places like us can help to reduce your impact on the environment and make your business a little eco-friendlier. People like to see a company doing their part for the environment, and by hiring our services, we ensure that as much of your specialist waste as possible will be recycled – which looks great on you and your company values. Plus, because you will be using a trusted and responsible company, you don’t need to worry about fly tipping and the negative impact it can have not only on the environment, but also on your company image.


Legislation and Specialist Waste

There is quite a lot of legislation for specialist waste, especially as the vast majority of it is also covered by hazardous waste disposal laws. You have a duty of care when it comes to specialist waste, and you must ensure that it is handled in a responsible and safe manner.

Of course, you must adhere to the waste hierarchy, but you are also responsible for identifying the waste, providing storage for it that meets minimum standards, and also ensuring that the disposal method is legal and leaves a clear trail from where it left to where it ended up. Here are some of the laws that you can read up on to make sure you are correctly following the safe disposal of specialist and hazardous waste:

  • Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005
  • Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011
  • Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012

Hiring Specialist Waste Services

People want to find more sustainable ways of dealing with their waste, and so more effort has been put into finding new ways to deal with specialist and hazardous waste. We aim to provide you with an outstanding service when you hire us, and will always remain communicative.

If you ever have any questions or concerns (before or after you hire us), we are always there to talk you through them and answer them to the best of our ability. After all, we value you as a customer and are always on hand to help.

It is so important that you have your specialist waste dealt with by a professional company that are going to dispose of it in a way that is both legal and beneficial to the environment. It helps to reduce the amount of fly tipping, but can also reduce the amount of waste in landfill and incineration.

Looking here and on our website you will find the answers to almost every question you have, but if you are still looking for communication, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you as well as helping you find the service that suits you and your company best.

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