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A Guide to Disposing of Hazardous Waste for Dorset Businesses

In England, we generate a staggering 4 to 5 million tonnes of hazardous waste each year, and businesses play a significant role in contributing to this alarming figure. Proper disposal of hazardous waste is not only a legal obligation but also an ethical responsibility. This article serves as a guide to help Dorset businesses navigate the complex world of hazardous waste disposal.

The Cleaning Industry

Cleaning businesses, while essential for maintaining hygiene, also generate various types of hazardous waste. Here are some common waste types:

Best practices for disposing of cleaning chemicals involve following label instructions, using them in recommended quantities, and storing them properly.

Unsure if Commercial Recycling accepts your hazardous waste? Check this page to find out.

The Office Industry

Office spaces may not seem like hazardous waste hotspots, but they do generate certain types of waste that require special attention. Here’s what to look out for:

For electrical waste (WEEE), it’s crucial to follow the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (WEEE Regulations). Businesses should arrange for the proper collection and recycling of old electronic equipment. Batteries and toner cartridges can often be returned to manufacturers or recycling centres, reducing their environmental impact.

CRL accepts electrical waste (WEEE) so call our helpful and friendly team on 01202 579579 to find out how we can help you.

The Construction Industry

Construction sites are notorious for producing hazardous waste due to the nature of their work. Common waste types include:

To dispose of hazardous wood waste responsibly, segregate it from non-hazardous materials, and ensure it’s collected by a licensed waste contractor. Asbestos-containing materials must be handled by professionals following strict safety guidelines. Paints, solvents, and adhesives should be stored in sealed containers and disposed of at authorized facilities.

Looking for more information about hazardous waste disposal for construction sites? CRL can accept this waste – you can read more here.

The Automotive Industry

In the automotive industry, hazardous waste is a constant concern. Here are common types:

When it comes to disposing of oil, follow recycling and disposal guidelines set by environmental agencies. Used batteries should be taken to designated collection points, and brake fluids should be handled as hazardous waste. Oil filters can often be recycled after proper draining and puncturing.

You can find a fully comprehensive list of the hazardous wastes we accept here.

Commercial Recycling: Your Hazardous Waste Solution

Commercial Recycling is a fully licensed facility in Dorset and Somerset, equipped to safely and responsibly dispose of hazardous waste for local businesses. Our commitment to environmental sustainability ensures that your hazardous waste is managed with the utmost care.

Steps to Dispose of Hazardous Waste as a Business

  1. Identification: Identify the types of hazardous waste your business generates.
  2. Segregation: Segregate hazardous waste from non-hazardous materials to prevent contamination.
  3. Proper Storage: Store hazardous waste in labelled, leak-proof containers in designated areas.
  4. Documentation: Maintain accurate records of hazardous waste generation and disposal.
  5. Contact a Licensed Facility: Reach out to a licensed facility like Commercial Recycling to arrange for collection and disposal.

As a responsible Dorset business, it’s imperative to understand the hazardous waste your industry generates and take proactive steps to dispose of it safely. Commercial Recycling stands ready to assist you in this crucial endeavour.

Contact us at 01202 579579 to find out how we can help with your hazardous waste disposal needs. Let’s work together to protect our environment and meet our ethical obligations for a cleaner, safer Dorset.

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