Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste Types

Hazardous Waste Types

Hazardous waste disposal

When a business or industrial site produces or handles any type of hazardous waste, it takes on the responsibility of also disposing of the waste in the correct way. This applies regardless of the volume, as any instance of hazardous waste must be dealt with according to current legal requirements.

What is hazardous waste?

Waste is considered hazardous if it poses any kind of threat to humans or the environment. This means that if the waste can harm people, animals or ecosystems in any way, it will be classed as hazardous and needs to be managed in a specific manner.

Types of hazardous waste

There are multiple types of liquid and solid material that are classed as hazardous waste. The most common types of hazardous waste include:

  • Chemicals

  • Aerosols

  • Cleaning agents

  • Paint

  • Oils

  • Solvents

  • Asbestos

  • Batteries

  • Pesticides

  • Fluorescent light tubes

  • Oily/contaminated rags

  • WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)

  • Hazardous packaging

  • Problem waste and difficult waste

The team here at Wastege can provide suitable waste containers as well as manage the removal, transportation and disposal of all of these types of hazardous waste and dangerous chemicals on any scale, ensuring that your business remains compliant.

Asbestos removal and disposal

The team of waste management specialists at Wastege regularly provide a number of services relating to asbestos and its safe removal. Asbestos is an extremely hazardous substance that legally needs to be first identified by a specialist and then removed by a registered asbestos disposal company.

We work with trusted laboratory services who will provide you with the results of the asbestos test within a few days. If the test comes back positive, all asbestos work will be carried out according to regulations and disposed of properly at a licensed facility.

Our commercial, industrial and residential asbestos waste collection and disposal service includes all of the relevant documentation, which you will need to keep on record to show that the asbestos has been dealt with in adherence with all regulations.

Commercial waste recycling

As businesses strive to become increasingly environmentally friendly, Wastege can support your green targets through our large network of recycling operators. Thanks to this system, we can help you to recycle the following materials:

  • Plastics

  • Cardboard

  • Soils

  • Food waste

To find out more about our commercial recycling and industrial waste recycling services, please get in touch with our customer services team.
Book your hazardous waste removal

For all kinds of hazardous waste removal, asbestos disposal and commercial waste recycling services, get in touch with Wastege today on 0800 756 3997 or fill in our contact form.

  • Aerosols
  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals
  • Batteries
  • Solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Oils (except edible ones) such as car oil
  • Equipment containing ozone depleting substances (White goods)
  • Hazardous waste containers