How to Dispose of Hazardous Waste

There are certain types of waste that can be a hazard to the environment, people and animals and it is essential that if you have built up some hazardous material at home or in the work place that it is disposed of in the correct manner.

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There are a number of substances in different forms that can cause damage. Certain solids, liquids and gases all can do damage and it is important to know what to do with them once finished. Certain laws are in place to make sure that there is a procedure to follow to ensure all is kept safe in the home or workplace and these are not mixed with normal waste items.

If you own a business in the UK it is the law for the owner to organise the safe storage and have it taken away on a regular basis.

Here are some items that are considered hazardous. There are heavy penalties for misuse so you should be aware of how to deal with this type of waste to save getting into trouble and causing possible harm.

  • Any flammables should be
  • Acids
  • Pain
  • Garden chemicals and Pesticides
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Antifreeze
  • Certain household cleaning material

Electrical waste also needs to be correctly disposed of. You cant just throw away your old TV set with the normal waste.

You can get specialist help to deal with this for you by using a licensed waste removal company.