Hazardous Waste
Written by Administrator
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 15:55

Definition & Legislation


Hazardous Waste is waste which displays any of the properties listed in Annex 3 to the Hazardous Waste Directive. It’s management is governed by the Hazardous Waste Regulations (NI) 2005 and the List of Wastes Regulations (NI) 2005. Hazardous classification is based upon dangerous substances within the waste as defined by the Approved Supply List.
 

Sources of Hazardous Waste


Hazardous Wastes are found in various environments, not purely industrial locations.
·         Hospitals
·         Schools
·         Factories
·         Garages
·         Construction Sites
·         Domestic Properties
 

 

Types of Hazardous Waste

 

Practical Waste manages a range of hazardous wastes for treatment, recovery or disposal and specialises in;
·         Contaminated Soils
·         Asbestos Containing Materials
·         Contaminated Sludges
 

 

Disposal Options

Hazardous soils may be treated by a range of methods including washing, stabilisation and bioremediation. Practical Waste can transfer hazardous soils from construction and development projects for non-landfill treatment and recovery, avoiding landfill tax and meeting the principles of Sustainability and the Waste Management Hierarchy.

An exclusivity agreement with one of the UK’s largest hazardous waste management companies facilitates landfill disposal for wastes unsuitable for treatment. Our clients benefit from disposal costs unmatched in the Northern Ireland market because of our knowledge of the waste industry developed over decades of combined experience.