Waste is an unfortunate by-product in today’s industrialised world and the management and disposal of non-hazardous and hazardous waste is a highly regulated industry.
Keeping up to date and understanding the regulations relating to this complex industry can be time consuming.
The following points aid in complying with your obligations under Duty of Care legislation:
- Define your waste to identify whether your waste stream is hazardous or non-hazardous
Our Technical Sales Advisors are highly trained in waste analysis and can advise you whether your waste is hazardous or not and assist in identifying the correct EWC code for your waste stream.
- Prior to moving your waste, you must ensure you have the correct paperwork to accompany your hazardous waste load.
A consignment note must be completed to accompany every load of hazardous waste when it is removed from your premises or a Waste Transfer Note for non-hazardous waste.
- Transporting your waste
If transporting waste yourself, the waste should be in suitable and secure containers and vehicles and you should cover or net loose materials to prevent them being blown out of the vehicle.
If you are using a third party to transport your waste, you must ensure that they are a registered or exempt waste carrier.
- Ensure you know where your waste is being treated/disposed of.
Our team will identify the best practicable environmental option for your waste stream and will ensure the site receiving the waste is licenced to do so under a Waste Management Licence or Environmental Permit.
Upon receipt of a customer enquiry our team of Technical Sales Advisors work in partnership with you to ensure that the data provided for assessment is adequate and the assessment to determine acceptability is robust. Often our laboratory is utilised by waste producers to reduce waiting time for necessary data, this also offers more effective processing of the enquiry as our Technical Sales Advisors can manage the whole process for you.
Our waste disposal facilities operate under strict EPR permits and waste management licences. They operate strict input and process control procedures to ensure that each waste received is handled in the safest manner and tracked through the facilities providing detailed technical data throughout the process.