We understand that with many different legal and legislative requirements, it can be very difficult for businesses and individuals to understand how to correctly dispose of items of hazardous waste such as paint. However, with a professional paint disposal service from BKP Group, you can relax in the knowledge that your waste is being managed and disposed of in a legally compliant and responsible manner.
If your business needs a specific disposal solution for waste paint, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team by calling 0800 376 5004. Our waste experts will be happy to assist you with any enquiries you may have.
Why Is Paint Considered Hazardous Waste? Isn’t It A General Household Item?
Similarly to electronic items such as batteries, just because an item is a general household item doesn’t mean it belongs in the general waste stream. Whilst paint is used as a general household item by many people, it is considered hazardous waste. This is because paint can contain numerous different chemicals, solvents and metals. Some of these solvents and metal can potentially harm the environment or health if they are not disposed of in an appropriate manner.
For example, if paint is disposed of via pouring it down a drain, the liquid paint can cause contamination in lakes, streams or groundwater. This is because some chemicals used in paint can’t be treated by septic systems or sewage treatment. However, throwing it into a general waste bin isn’t any better. If liquid paint is disposed of in waste bins intended for landfill, the paint can be carried by water and contaminate groundwater.
Other Hazardous Waste Services From BKP Group
Here at BKP Group, we can provide a wide range of hazardous waste disposal services including but not limited to paint disposal. This includes many waste items which have the potential to be very dangerous, such as: Asbestos, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Disposal (WEEE Waste), chemical waste disposal, liquid waste services, and microbead disposal.
What Should You Do With Waste Paint?
For businesses and individuals whom generate paint waste, it may seem like there is no obvious solution for your waste paint. However, here at BKP Group; our waste management experts are on hand to provide a diverse selection of hazardous waste disposal services, including paint disposal.
With regards to paint disposal, we understand that it can be very confusing. Some paints, including some water-based paints can be recycled and turned into new water-based paints. However, it isn’t just the solvent used in the paint that you must consider; you also need to consider the other things that make up a paint product. Generally speaking paint is made up of three things, a pigment, a binder, and a solvent. One such pigment sometimes used in paints is cadmium; a red pigment which can be extremely toxic. However, paints can also have additives, this can include ceramic substances for strength, or other additives to improve waterproofing, rust proofing, UV resistance, or to help protect against mould and mildew.
Due to the diverse range of different ingredients that can be used in paint; it can be very useful to consult a team of waste management experts who understand the complexities of paint waste disposal.
Paint Waste Disposal Services From BKP Group
We provide professional waste disposal services for a diverse selection of different wastes, including hazardous wastes such as paint. So if you’re decorator, automotive painter, or any other type of professional that produces waste paint, the BKP Group team can help you.
Here at BKP Group, we are renowned for our vast portfolio of services, including our paint collection and disposal services, but also services such as chemical handling and transfer, spray booth cleaning, and many other forms of hazardous waste disposal. Additionally, we understand that certification from external auditors is important to provide our clients with peace of mind. After all, whilst we’re managing your waste you’ll need to be sure that we act within correct health and safety, environmental, and quality guidelines. So, thanks to our various accreditations from the International Organisation for Standardisation, when you choose to dispose of your waste paint through our waste management services, you can rest assured that our team of experts will manage your waste responsibly and ethically.
Our QAS International Accreditations:
- ISO 9001:2015 in Quality
- ISO 14001:2015 Environmental
- ISO 45001:2018 in Health and Safety
Interested? To Make An Enquiry Please Contact Our Team Of Waste Management Experts
Founded in 1964 and driven by a dedicated team from our Romsey transfer station, BKP utilise latest technologies and recognised strategies to provide sustainable solutions in waste management. If you have any questions our friendly and dedicated team of waste disposal experts will be happy to assist you with your enquires; providing additional information regarding our waste management and disposal services for waste paint items.
We understand that every business is different and as such your waste management needs are different. That is why we tailor our waste management and disposal services in order to provide your business with a waste solution that meets your needs.
So if you’re interested in a waste management solution from a business with over 50 years of industry and innovative expertise and you would like to request a quote, or if you have any questions or concerns; please don’t hesitate to contact a member of staff by calling 0800 376 5004, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Alternatively, you could contact our team online using one of the following methods.