When not responsibly disposed of, chemical waste can have a devastating impact on the environment and everyone within it. If you produce or store any kind of chemicals, The BKP Group can provide a specialised Chemical Waste Disposal Service which includes professionally classifying, treating, removing, and disposing of all chemical waste as per regulations. To request a quote or to make an enquiry, please call 0800 376 5004, our opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.
Need Help With A Chemical Waste Emergency?
We provide emergency responses for a range of chemical waste 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 days a year. So if you find yourself in a chemical waste emergency, please do not hesitate to contact BKP Group. Our team will work quickly to mitigate and minimise the damage, after all in an emergency incident, time is of the essence.
What Is A Chemical?
Whilst we tend to think of chemicals as being undesirable and unnatural additions to things, such as artificial flavours in our foods, however chemicals are much broader than that. In fact, chemicals make up all of our foods as well as the air we breathe. It’s any substance consisting of matter, which includes liquids, solids, and gasses. Chemicals can be pure substances, also known as elements (For example, nitrogen, oxygen, or carbon) alternatively they could be a mixture of elements, making a solution, compound, or gas, such as the gas Carbon Dioxide, CO2, or the compound Water H20 (Dihydrogen Monoxide).
Harmful Properties Of Chemicals, What Dangerous Can Chemical Waste Pose?
Due to chemicals being a broad and diverse description of any substance consisting of matter, it includes clean drinking water, alongside more harmful chemical products which have the potential to be horrifically dangerous if mishandled or irresponsibly disposed of, such as herbicides or pesticides.
Due to the broad range of different chemicals and their diverse range of different properties, chemicals receive classifications or warning labels to help describe them better, these are known as GHS Hazard Pictograms which form part of the international Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.
This category of hazardous includes explosives, flammable materials (including solids, liquids, gasses, mixtures, and aerosols), oxidizing agents, compressed or liquefied gases, or corrosive substances.
This category includes hazards to health, and includes toxic chemicals, harmful chemicals, or chemicals which may cause health hazards.
And Health Hazards
These chemicals include corrosive substances, flammables gases or explosives, and self-reactive substances and mixtures.
This category of hazardous chemicals includes a range of environmental hazards with environmental toxicity properties, including both acute hazards to the environment and chronic hazards.
How Do You Safely Dispose Of Chemical Waste?
Due to the diverse nature of
chemicals, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for chemical waste disposal.
Each chemical or solution/compound must be disposed of in the manner best suited
to the chemical in question. In some situations, a spill can be handled by
members of staff who are on-site, such as the laboratory workers themselves.
After all, being present where and when the spill takes place does provide them
with a significant advantage with regards to response time and correct cleanup
techniques for the chemical they are working with. However, there are occasions
where the staff on-site are unable to safely or appropriately respond to the
chemical waste, for example, if a large oil spillage occurs with lots of oil
sludge waste to clear and dispose of, you’ll need a specialised waste clearance
service. Here at BKP Group, we can
provide an oily
sludge treatment service to ensure that as much oil and water is recovered
as possible, with the amount of unusable waste being sent to landfill being
reduced to as low volume as possible. This not only helps to protect the
environment but also cuts down on the monetary costs.
Why Choose BKP Group For Chemical Waste Disposal?
For over 50 years, BKP Group have been providing waste management and waste disposal services to a wide range of clients, including domestic and a diverse selection of businesses from various different industries. We have been known for many years for our expertise in managing hazardous and liquid wastes, making us ideally suited for your chemical waste disposal needs.
Our team of technicians are fully qualified and are regularly trained to meet the latest safety and quality standards. We recognise the importance of certification from external auditors and understand how they are a key component with regards to providing our clients with peace of mind, as such we have a variety of accreditations from the International Organisation for Standardisation.
Our QAS International Accreditations:
- ISO 9001:2015 in Quality,
- ISO 14001:2015 Environmental,
- ISO 45001:2018 in Health and Safety.
What About Emergency Chemical Spills?
Due to the diverse range of different chemicals, some chemical waste incidents can be very dangerous and require immediate emergency attention. In these circumstances our team can provide an emergency response waste clearance and disposal service. Our team of specialists work fast to deliver a professional and proportional response; responding as soon as you need us in order to minimise the environmental damage. Regardless of the issue, no matter if you’re operating a residential, commercial, or industrial location, our emergency response team have the experience and skills you need. Additionally, we provide emergency responses for a range of spillages 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
For More Information Or To Make An Enquiry, Give Our Team A Call
If you would like to speak to a member of staff, you can talk to us by calling 0800 376 5004, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Alternatively, you could contact our team online using one of the following methods.