Businesses and individuals who happen to produce hazardous waste are not always aware of the effects and consequences of simply chucking it away, along with the rest of their waste. The clever thing to do is to pass them on to waste collection services, like Skip It, to get rid of it for them. Before you begin, there are still some rules you will legally have to follow.
The first step is to make sure that items that could potentially be considered hazardous are properly recorded and identified. This information should then be passed on to the waste carrier when your waste has been cleared.
The information you should pass on includes:
- Waste classification code, which can be found in the European Waste Catalogue
- Your businesses or site, where it was produced
- Chemical and physical analysis of the waste item
- Special requirements and issues of the waste item
It is important to note that hazardous waste can’t be mixed with other types of waste, as well as non-hazardous items, and should be packed and recorded separately.
Remember to keep your records on any hazardous waste for at least three years after it has been cleared!