Hazardous waste management
Waste that has the potential to be harmful to people or the environment needs special handling and processing. All organisations have a legal responsibility to manage their hazardous waste appropriately.
Hazardous waste can be found in almost all industries. As well as discharges and byproducts of manufacturing processes, it includes everyday items such as:
- Fluorescent tubes and sodium lamps
- Contaminated spills and rags
- Paint in original containers
- Lead acid batteries
- Antifreeze and brake fluids
- Oil and fuel filters
- Toner / laser cartridges
- Inkjet cartridges
To ensure your organisation is legally compliant, you need to have a hazardous waste management service in place. Under the Hazardous Waste (England) Regulations 2005, organisations must ensure that their hazardous waste is segregated from general waste and disposed of appropriately.
Our nationwide team of specialists ensures your hazardous waste is always handled in a compliant and environmentally‑sound way. Managing hazardous waste in this way means you can demonstrate that you have a compliant waste management service in place, and enjoy peace of mind.
SUEZ management systems and facilities are accredited under the relevant international standards for environmental protection, quality and safety.
We also provide an emergency waste removal and clean-up service for 24-hour support.
We provide a hazbox service that is ideal for organisations producing small quantities of everyday hazardous waste.
Hazardous waste items can be stored in a hazbox and once the box is full, we exchange it for an empty one.
SUEZ ensures the hazardous items are recycled and disposed of in a compliant way.
We also handle larger volumes of hazardous waste – including industrial‑scale projects, such as managing drums of chemicals and tankering hazardous wastes, providing UN-approved storage containers and full paperwork for waste transfers.
We can advise you as to the containers best suited to the nature and volume of your hazardous wastes.
Our hazbox service is ideal for workplaces that produce everyday items of hazardous waste – such as light bulbs, toner cartridges and batteries.
Larger volumes of hazardous waste can also be taken care of with UN-approved storage.