What is hazardous waste?

Hazardous waste is categorised as waste that poses a threat to both public health and the wellbeing of the environment. Just because waste is considered hazardous it doesn’t mean that it will cause immediate risk to an individual’s health. Although, with certain types of waste this could be the case. For this reason, the transfer and removal of hazardous waste is a process that is taken very seriously by waste removal experts. If you are looking for hazardous waste removal in South Wales, contact the experts here at Cardiff & Caerphilly Skips.

Which Types of Waste are ‘Hazardous’?

Many people do not realise that certain types of waste fall into the hazardous waste category. Therefore, we have devised this guide in order to help educate members of the community.

As previously mentioned, waste instantly becomes ‘hazardous’ when it poses a possible threat to human health or the environment. We have put together a list of some of the most common sorts of hazardous waste that you may come across. The guide will help you tell the difference and prevent your health from being at risk.

Common hazardous items include:

  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals
  • Batteries of all kinds
  • Paints and solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Oils (except food rated ones)
  • Any equipment that contains ozone depleting substances, e.g. fridges, freezers
  • Hazardous waste containers
  • Medical waste

If you come across any of the items above, do not hesitate to get in contact with us immediately. We will offer sound professional advice and if required, we will arrange for our expert team to dispose of the waste safely and effectively.

technician testing hazardous waste

Safe Management of Hazardous Waste in South Wales

The wellbeing and health of the people in Cardiff, Caerphilly and throughout South Wales, is our biggest priority. Therefore, we ensure we have the qualified people on the job when it comes to our hazardous waste management.

Here at Cardiff & Caerphilly Skips, we provide an end to end service for our customers. As a result, we are trusted by many different industries including; government and pharmaceutical authorities.

We have specifically dedicated facilities on-site for the waste that we collect. This means we can dispose of it safely without harming the environment or public health. The variety of services we offer ensures compliance with necessary waste regulations. This gives us the ability to advise you on the legal requirements you need to follow when dealing with dangerous waste.

hazardous waste sign being held up by worker

Need Advice on Hazardous Waste?

If you need advice on any type of waste or require hazardous waste removal in South Wales, then please do not hesitate to contact us.  Our staff are highly knowledgeable on all aspects of hazardous waste and will be able to provide comprehensive advice.