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Hazardous Waste

There are thousands of hazardous wastes of which many can now be recycled or recovered. Below are several hazardous waste types that Hazgreen regularly collect from sites and how they are dealt with.

Fire Extinguishers and Gas Cylinders

Fire Extinguishers and Gas Cylinders

Hazgreen take fire extinguishers and gas cylinders to a recycling plant that uses specialised equipment to recover the contents and recycle them. Gases are compressed and used as fuel. The gas cylinders, valves and fire extinguisher casings are then fully recycled. Hazgreen supply cages for on-site storage.

For further information please contact us by emailing on info@hazgreen.co.uk or by telephoning our office on 01753 785163

Fluorescent Tubes

Fluorescent Tubes

New Regulations require the segregation of fluorescent tubes from general waste as they are now classed as hazardous waste. The tubes are crushed and all key components including copper, aluminium, glass and mercury are recovered and recycled. Hazgreen supply special coffins for on-site storage.

For further information please contact us by emailing on info@hazgreen.co.uk or by telephoning our office on 01753 785163

Printing Waste

Printing Waste

Hazgreen offer a regular collection service to printers across the UK for the disposal of all types of printing wastes including Inks, blanket wash, solvents, plates, developers, solvent contaminated rags and fount solution. Hazgreen supply cages and drums for on-site storage.

For further information please contact us by emailing on info@hazgreen.co.uk or by telephoning our office on 01753 785163

Aerosols

Aerosols

Hazgreen offer a 100% recovery of all aerosol components. The gases are compressed and used as fuel. The cans are crushed and used as recycled metal. EU approved on site storage containers for aerosols are available from Hazgreen.

For further information please contact us by emailing on info@hazgreen.co.uk or by telephoning our office on 01753 785163

W.E.E.E.

W.E.E.E.

WEEE directive 2002/96/EC requires all end of life commercially used electrical products to be decommissioned and recycled.

WEEE items are professionally stripped, de-gassed if necessary and all components are segregated for recycling.

For further information please contact us by emailing on info@hazgreen.co.uk or by telephoning our office on 01753 785163

Batteries

Batteries

Most batteries can be recycled and are classed as hazardous waste. Batteries contain heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium and nickel which can contaminate the environment when batteries are improperly disposed of. It can be damaging for the environment to dispose of batteries through landfill and incinerating them causes atmospheric pollution.

Hazgreen supply a variety of on-site containers that conform to EU standards.

For further information please contact us by emailing on info@hazgreen.co.uk or by telephoning our office on 01753 785163

Resins & Adhesives

Solvents & Resins

Most types of flammable solvent based wastes, including mastics, resins, adhesives and cleaning solvents, can be recycled.

Using specialised equipment, the solvents are recovered and mixed with other recovered wastes to create fuel.

The containers, i.e. resin tins are used for recycled metal.

For further information please contact us by emailing on info@hazgreen.co.uk or by telephoning our office on 01753 785163

Oil & Oil Filters

Oil & Oil Filters

Waste oil and oil filters can be fully recycled. Using specialised equipment, oil is processed and recovered to be used as fuel. Oil filters are crushed, the oil extracted, leaving the metal which enables both constituents to be recycled.

Hazgreen can supply the necessary equipment for you to store oil and oil filters on site for collection.

For further information please contact us by emailing on info@hazgreen.co.uk or by telephoning our office on 01753 785163

Paints & Thinners

Paints & Thinners

Waste paint, even water based, is classed as hazardous waste when wet. Whether you use paints containing flammable solvents, heavy metals, or you produce waste such as brushes, rollers or tins with residual paint, paint sludge or thinners, these need to be kept segregated from all other waste and containerised as hazardous waste.

Hazgreen can supply the necessary equipment for you to store paints & thinners on site for collection.

For further information please contact us by emailing on info@hazgreen.co.uk or by telephoning our office on 01753 785163

Flammable Liquids

Flammable Liquids

Hazgreen are licensed to transport for recovery flammable and highly flammable liquids.

These include liquids with a flash point below 21°C, solids and substances which can ignite when in contact with air or water and substances that evolve into highly flammable gasses when they are in contact with water or damp air.

For further information please contact us by emailing on info@hazgreen.co.uk or by telephoning our office on 01753 785163

Medical Waste

Medical Waste

Hazgreen handle medical waste defined as waste that contains hazardous properties that may render it harmful to human health or the environment.

It is defined as any waste which is made up completely or partially of human or animal tissue, blood or other bodily fluids, excretions, drugs or other pharmaceutical products, swabs or dressings, syringes, needles or other sharp instruments. Sharps bins and medical waste bins are supplied by Hazgreen.

For further information please contact us by emailing on info@hazgreen.co.uk or by telephoning our office on 01753 785163

Chemical & Toxic Waste

Hazgreen are licensed to handle all chemical wastes including, acid and ammonia waste, anti-freeze, blanket wash, bleach fix, cyanide, photographic waste, plate developer, printing waste, dark room chemical waste and developer.

Data safety sheets are required for this type of waste

For further information please contact us by emailing on info@hazgreen.co.uk or by telephoning our office on 01753 785163

Dry Cleaning Waste

Dry Cleaning Waste

Hazgreen provide a hazardous waste recycling service for the dry-cleaning industry. A regular collection service is available for dry cleaning chemical residues which enables dry cleaning companies to keep within the stringent regulations. Hazgreen supply the drums required to store your waste on site safely.

For further information please contact us by emailing on info@hazgreen.co.uk or by telephoning our office on 01753 785163

Asbestos

Asbestos

Asbestos is commonly found in older buildings, mainly in insulating lagging and roofing. Hazgreen provide a collection and disposal service for all types of asbestos waste. Whether you have white asbestos (chrysotile), brown asbestos (amosite) or blue asbestos (crocidolite), Hazgreen will supply the correct enclosed skip and extra strong asbestos bags to ensure the waste is transported safely and legally.

For further information please contact us by emailing on info@hazgreen.co.uk or by telephoning our office on 01753 785163

Contaminated Soils

Contaminated Soils

We have vast experience in handling contaminated soils. Our fleet of trailers & roll on roll off vehicles allow an efficient movement of small and large quantities. In partnership with strategic specialist disposal sites and our own chemists, Hazgreen can analyse, transport and dispose of contaminated soils supplying you with a full audit trail. We can also aid with landfill tax exceptions for polluted sites.

For further information please contact us by emailing on info@hazgreen.co.uk or by telephoning our office on 01753 785163