Hazardous waste can be harmful to human health and to the environment, if it is not handled responsibly.
Disposing of hazardous waste is highly regulated under the UK Waste Regulations. Incorrectly storing or disposing of hazardous waste has significant consequences such as a fine of up to £5,000 and even imprisonment.
As a hazardous waste producer, you have a duty of care to ensure your business’s waste is disposed of in accordance with legislation.
Not only does your waste need to be handled and stored correctly on-site, but you need to make sure it is passed onto a responsible waste company.
Hazardous waste treatment is handled on a national scale and is often stored on the waste producers site before collection.