Five Hazardous Waste Tips You Should Know
Hazardous waste, as the name suggests, should be handled with care and it’s not as simple as just chucking it away.
Chemicals, batteries, solvents, pesticides, oils, paint and even electric appliances are all hazardous waste examples.
Hazardous waste disposal should be carried out safely and legally. So here are some things that you should know:
Dry Out Paint
Paint should be dried out first. Mixing in sawdust or soil will help to dry it out and once it’s dried, the tin can be put in with the normal rubbish. But acrylic and water-based paints can go straight in. However, it might be worth offering it to someone else such as friends and family first.
Be Cool With Fridges
Due to the ozone-depleting substances inside they are classed as dangerous under hazardous waste regulations. Freezers, chillers and air conditioning units are also in the same category. Coolants, foam, circuit boards and motors all contain hazardous chemicals.
Don’t Batter Batteries
By law, retailers who sell or supply more than 32kg of batteries a year have to provide a collection point. The rules apply to people with one shop, a chain of shops and even online retailers. Batteries from electrical equipment, hearing aids and razors are among those they need to take.
Don’t Pour Oil Away
Motor oil should not be poured down the drain or onto the ground as you could cause pollution and be prosecuted. You should put oil in a suitable container until you can dispose of it and there are specialist oil banks for safe disposal.
Take Care With Toner
When it comes to ink, what do you think? Throwing away a printer toner, which is classed as hazardous waste, in your general rubbish is a very bad idea. But some companies allow you to send empty ones back and some places such as shops have collection boxes for them.
If you run a commercial business, such as a builders’ merchant, you might have waste like this in your yard or warehouse. And there’s bound to be some hazardous waste at your house too.
But CBS Waste will safely dispose of your waste. We follow the correct procedures to make sure your waste, including hazardous waste, is disposed of correctly.
Waste Transfer Notices are provided on all our jobs. Contact us today for a quote.