RJS Waste Management UK has the experience to help plan all aspects of your hazardous waste management strategy. We will use our technical know-how to meet the challenges of the latest hazardous waste regulations and other legislative demands.
Hazardous waste regulations
As reported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), The Environment Agency defines hazardous waste as that which contains substances or has properties that might be harmful to human health or to the environment. This may be immediate or over an extended period. Examples of hazardous waste include:
- Chemicals, like paint or brake fluid
- Non-edible oils like car oil
- WEEE containing ozone-depleting substances, like fridges
- Hazardous waste containers
In April 2011, The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 were implemented and brought major changes to hazardous waste management.
Only those with an appropriate permit may mix hazardous waste and they must comply with the Best Available Techniques (BATs) from the Environment Agency and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. A “sensitising” hazardous property was introduced and the requirements for record-keeping were updated. Hazardous waste consignment notes were amended and procedures for multiple consignments were simplified.
Our hazardous waste management process
After performing an audit of your site, we will provide the best options for hazardous waste disposal. We can offer a complete package for the identification, collection and treatment of all hazardous wastes and “difficult” non-hazardous waste in bulk, whether they are stored in drums or tanks.
For your peace of mind, our processes will ensure the supply of a completed hazardous waste consignment note, waste transfer note and data destruction certificate (as necessary).