March 3, 2016 WGmarketing

What is hazardous waste?

Hazardous Waste at Canford Recycling Centre

Finding out if your waste is Hazardous?

Commercial Recycling is licensed to accept various forms of hazardous wastes at their disposal facility in Wimborne, Dorset.

Free Hazardous waste advice

  1. What is the definition of hazardous wasteSome types of waste are harmful to human health, or to the environment, either immediately or over an extended period of time. These are called hazardous wastes. (Environment Agency Definition – source: www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/waste/32200.aspx)
  2. Expert on-site advice regarding hazardous waste – To help businesses and individuals to determine whether or not their waste is hazardous, Commercial Recycling has an in-house expert who is available during operating hours to answer any questions.  To contact our ‘Difficult Wastes’ expert for guidance on hazardous waste please contact our head office on 01202 331560. Or email hazwaste@commercialrecycling.co.uk

What are the most common types of hazardous waste disposed of at Canford Recycling centre?

  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals, eg brake fluid or print toner
  • Batteries
  • Solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Oils (except edible ones), eg car oil
  • Equipment containing ozone depleting substances, eg fridges
  • Hazardous waste containers
  • Paint
  • Hazardous WEEE

Further help in classifying whether or not a waste is hazardous

For businesses and individuals who are still unsure whether their waste is classified as hazardous, they can contact our Hazardous Waste expert on 01202 331560. Or try one of the following useful online resources:

How to treat your waste if it isn’t hazardous

If your waste is not hazardous it may still be classed as a difficult waste and therefore could require separation from a general waste stream. Examples of waste that cannot be disposed of as general / commercial waste at Canford Recycling Centre include:

Further help with waste disposal

For more information please visit our hazardous waste page or contact our experts on 01202 331560 or enquiries@commercialrecycling.co.uk