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, waste disposal regulations and other legislative demands.
What is hazardous waste?
As reported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), The Environment Agency (EA) 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:
Only those with an appropriate permit may mix hazardous waste and they must comply with the Best Available Techniques (BATs) from the EA and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).
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.
As of September 2023, under advisement from the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA), the EA withdrew its Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) 250. Ten types of wood waste from buildings constructed before 2007 are classified as hazardous waste. Wood waste recyclers will not accept potentially hazardous wood waste unless it is tested and proven safe.
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).
CLP regulations and the re-classification of wastes
With more stringent rules and regulations relating to waste disposal, it is vital to ensure that your hazardous waste is handled correctly and the RJS Waste Management team can help with this.
The CLP regulations are based on the United Nations’ Globally Harmonised System (GHS) and bring new symbols for labelling hazardous waste. Details of these new symbols and what might constitute as hazardous waste can be found on the HSE’s website.
Suppliers of chemicals may provide a safety data sheet. While this does not necessarily mean that your chemical waste is classified as hazardous, the supply of one of these safety data sheets would make it highly likely that your chemical waste disposal would need to be handled by a licensed waste management company.
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