You have a duty of care as a business to manage hazardous waste in accordance with the law. If you try to save money by using an unregistered waste carrier your hazardous waste might be fly-tipped – and you will get a massive fine.
What Can I Do With My Hazardous Waste?
Over half of UK companies do not fully comply with the duty of care and other related regulations and ninety percent of the non-compliant businesses aspire to comply as soon as they become aware. Almost all are SMEs that have fewer than 250 staff.
A quarter of businesses that are no compliant put all of their waste into a single bin, even the hazardous waste that they generate such as batteries and light bulbs.
There are a few ways to check if your waste is hazardous or not:
- Does it have a description or symbol on the goods?
- Ask the supplier of the goods
- Check the guidance on the gov.uk website
If your waste is hazardous, then it must be dealt with by a licensed, specialist waste company. You must never mix hazardous waste and non-hazardous waste in the same container.
If your waste is non-hazardous, then you should ask if it can be…?
- Re-used – could you sell or donate your unwanted items?
- Repaired – you may be able to extend the life of equipment by having it repaired
- Recycled – Choose a waste contractor with a recycling service to protect the environment
Martland’s Waste Management Burscough
You are responsible for checking that the waste management business you choose deals with your waste lawfully. Don’t ever use an unlicensed waste carrier or you could face a fine if your waste ends up fly tipped. Martland’s Waste Management is a licensed waste carrier servicing the Burscough area with skip hire and waste removal services. Don’t take a risk with waste removal: call us today on one of our local numbers below:-
Wigan Skip Hire 01942 417456
Bamber Bridge Skip Hire 01772 364 399
Sefton Skip Hire 0151 909 6399
Penwortham Skip Hire 01772 364399
Litherland Skip Hire 0151 909 6399