The UK government states, “a material is considered to be waste when the producer or holder discards it, intends to discard it, or is required to discard it”. Something may be considered waste when it is comprised of mixed materials (some of which cannot be recycled), illegally fly-tipped or accidentally leaked.
But when it comes to making decisions on how to discard of waste, it is not always as simple as throwing it in a bin or disposing of in landfill. There are regulations and guidance in place, such as the waste hierarchy, to guide us on the best practice for waste management – whether that means to reuse, recycling or another option. There are also laws in place to protect humans and the environment when it comes to the disposal of hazardous waste, such as asbestos waste.
When dealing with waste, there are rules to be followed, such as:
Having a skilled and experienced local team like RJS Waste Management on hand to deal with all your waste classification, waste removal and waste disposal needs will give you peace of mind. As fully insured licensed waste carriers, we will provide any required waste transfer documentation for our waste management services. This will include any duty of care waste transfer notes and, where relevant, hazardous waste consignment notes.