We Provide a Nationwide Hazardous Waste Disposal Service
Is your business looking for a reliable, efficient and cost-effective way to manage and dispose of hazardous waste? Whether you require a one-off collection or an ongoing solution for multiple hazardous waste streams, we can help.
At Utopia, we provide companies of all sizes across the UK with bespoke services for the storage, collection, recycling, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste. No matter what industry you are in, and how much hazardous waste you generate, we will strive to provide you with the most efficient and suitable service to match your specific requirements.
We understand that identifying which products, materials and chemicals are hazardous can be a challenge. It can also be difficult for businesses to know exactly how this waste should be safely stored and disposed of. We aim to take the stress out of hazardous waste management by providing customers with a straightforward, reliable service.
We will take care of all your waste disposal needs and wherever required, we will combine hazardous waste collections with our many other recycling and waste collection services.
What is Hazardous Waste?
Hazardous waste can simply be defined as waste that can be harmful to the environment, people or both. This includes wastes that contain properties or substances that make them harmful, corrosive, flammable, carcinogenic, infectious, toxic, mutagenic, caustic, an oxidising agent or ecotoxic.
Since the implementation of the Hazardous Waste Regulations and the subsequent use of the European Waste Catalogue definitions, the number of wastes classified as hazardous has been significantly increased. Many everyday items such as cleaning products, adhesives, fluorescent tubes, aerosols and oils are classified as hazardous and must not be disposed of in your general waste containers.
Hazardous wastes can cause harm to human health and damage the environment if not disposed of properly. It can be found in the form of gases, sludges, liquids and solids. Hazardous waste can also include materials that have the potential of turning into a toxic by-product when broken down.
Some of the common hazardous wastes that we help companies dispose of include the following:
- Fluorescent tubes
- Fly-tipped waste
- Fridges and freezers
- IT Equipment
- Cleaning chemicals
- Gas cylinders
Wastes such as those listed above can be harmful to human health and can pollute the natural environment. This is why you have a legal responsibility, as well as an environmental obligation, to ensure that all hazardous waste is disposed of properly.
Which Industries Produce Hazardous Waste?
Businesses from virtually all industries will produce hazardous waste. Although some industries will produce larger volumes, such as manufacturing, printing, metalworking and healthcare, even small office-based businesses will require hazardous waste disposal at some point or another.
Whatever business sector you work in, if you produce hazardous waste, you have a legal responsibility to ensure it is disposed of safely and legally.
By using Utopia Waste, you can rest assured that your business will be operating in full compliance with all the applicable hazardous waste regulations.
Waste Storage and Handling Equipment
Utopia Waste can supply a wide range of specialist storage units for all types of chemicals and hazardous wastes, many of which can be tailor-made to your specific requirements.
We can also supply spillage control kits, drum bunds, IBCs, battery boxes and a complete range of equipment for the safe handling of hazardous materials.
If you would like a quote for any form of hazardous waste management, please contact us using our online quote form. One of our experienced advisors will be happy to discuss your requirements and provide a fully compliant and cost-effective hazardous waste disposal service.