The term 'hazardous waste' can be used to describe numerous different types of waste. Waste is generally considered to be hazardous if it has the potential to harm health or the environment. As such waste that is classified as hazardous requires specialist hazardous waste disposal services. However, with so many different types of hazardous waste, numerous different specialist services are required to safely dispose of this waste are required.
Our Hazardous Waste Disposal Services!
There are numerous hazardous waste disposal services available from BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd.
- Asbestos Disposal
- Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Disposal (WEEE Waste)
- Chemical Waste Disposal
- Site Surveys
- Liquid waste removal
- Paint disposal
Hazardous Waste Regulations!
When disposing of hazardous waste, it is very important that you follow the hazardous waste regulations. These regulations contain lots of information regarding waste that is classified as hazardous. For example, if your business produces hazardous waste and you fail to comply with these regulations, you could face some serious penalties, which are defined in the regulations as,
“A person who commits an offence under regulation 65 or 68 in connection with any other requirement under these Regulations shall be liable
- On summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum; or
- On conviction on indictment, to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or to both."
As a waste producer you have a responsibility to choose a legally compliant and responsible waste disposal method for your hazardous waste. With hazardous waste services from BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd, you can trust that we will manage your waste in both a responsible and legally compliant manner.
Asbestos is a very dangerous material. Whilst some types of asbestos may indeed be more hazardous than others, it is very important to remember that all forms are dangerous.
Asbestos fibres are approximately .02 the diameter of a human hair! As such they are easily inhaled. If breathed in, asbestos has the potential to cause medical conditions, for example mesothelioma. Pleural Mesothelioma is a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, usually linked to asbestos exposure. The symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include fatigue, a persistent cough, chest pain and shortness of breath.
This harmful material was used in numerous different applications. Asbestos fibres are extremely durable, fire resistant and resistant to numerous chemical reactions. The strength of this material and its heat resistance made it a useful material for a wide range of applications. Additionally until the 1980s, asbestos was considered ideal for use on ships. Asbestos could be found in numerous places onboard ships, boiler rooms, engine rooms and even in rooms such as the sleeping quarters.
Asbestos was banned in 1999 however it can still be present in buildings that were built or renovated before 2000. If you suspect that asbestos is present in your building, please contact a reputable professional and request an asbestos disposal service.
Additionally, unlike some other waste collection companies that collect hazardous waste, we do not have a minimum waste charge. BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd will only charge you for the exact weight of waste that has been removed!
WEEE Waste Disposal!
Electrical and electronic equipment cannot be disposed of in the general waste stream.
WEEE waste includes numerous items; most products that have a plug or a battery. This includes appliances such as microwaves, personal computers, toasters, hi-fi equipment and electric lawnmowers.
Some items that are considered WEEE waste are considered by many as general everyday items, such as toasters or irons. As such, some people are confused as to why these items cannot be disposed of as general waste.
One of the reasons why electrical and electronic equipment cannot be disposed of in the general waste stream is because electrical and electronic equipment can contain harmful substances such as lead or mercury. These substances can be very harmful to the environment and as such there are regulations in place regarding WEEE waste disposal, which you can read by legislation.gov.uk and browsing The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013.
Hazardous Waste Disposal Services From BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd!
BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd can provide professional hazardous waste services to manage and dispose of your hazardous waste.
We have obtained various accreditations over our many years of experience. We have obtained two accreditations from the International Organisation for Standardisation and an accreditation from the British Standards Institution.
Our accreditations from the International Organisation for Standardisation are:
- An ISO 9001:2008 in Quality.
- An ISO 14001:2004 Environmental.
Our accreditation from the British Standards Institution is:
- A BS OHSAS 18001:2007 in Health and Safety.
If you would like to read more about our accreditations, you can read more by visiting our policies, insurance and professional certification page, by clicking on “BKP Information" at the top of this page. Additionally, on this page you can also find numerous other pieces of useful information. You will be able to read about our health and safety policy, our environmental policy and you will also be able to view our waste carrier certificate.
If you're curious about the various hazardous waste disposal services available at BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd and you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly and dedicated team of professionals and enquire about our hazardous waste services. Our team will be able to provide you with additional information and answer any questions you may have regarding the various hazardous waste services available from BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd.
Interested In Professional Hazardous Waste Disposal Services? Contact BKP Waste & Recycling Today!
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