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Let’s talk about…asbestos removal

Well, not just asbestos disposal. Though our expert team can help you with that. Let’s talk about hazardous waste in general.

What is hazardous waste?

Hazardous waste takes many different forms, and can be created by households as well as manufacturing, farming etc. In simple terms, if waste can be considered harmful to either humans, animals or the environment, it is classed as hazardous.

The total hazardous waste the UK produces every year isn’t a pretty figure! Approximately 5.2 million tonnes of the stuff, and worse still, this is increasing by up to 8% per year. Rules for correct disposal has historically been less stringent. But better understanding has led to improved standards requiring designated disposal facilities.

How do we manage hazardous waste like asbestos disposal?

Site Solutions naturally manages the route of disposal to the nearest facility especially when it comes to things like asbestos removal. A ‘cradle to grave’ method is practiced on receipt of ANY waste, but more importantly hazardous material. We ensure the correct and safe disposal via our accredited and trusted sub-contractors.

As with all waste, the principle is eradication but, in most cases, it is simply unavoidable. So, in industries where the production of hazardous waste is necessary, there are strict guidelines to adhere to:

  • Separate waste between hazardous and non-hazardous and clearly label each
  • Where appropriate, use waterproof covers, barriers or bunds to eliminate cross contamination
  • Check on-site waste storage regularly to ensure it is safe and secure

The most common types of waste that Site Solutions manages on a day to day basis include:

  • Construction waste
  • Demolition waste
  • House clearances
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Fly Tipped waste
  • Asbestos waste
  • Liquid waste
  • General mixed waste
  • Controlled waste
  • Scrap metal waste
  • Large volumes of inert waste

If you’d like to find out more or hire our waste services, get in touch.