Hazardous Waste

Many businesses in the UK are affected by the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations introduced on 16th July 2005.

Under these new regulations, all companies who produce or dispose of over 200kg of hazardous waste per year must register with the Environmental Agency (see useful links for registering information). Computer monitors, fridges, fluorescent tubes, televisions and oily rags are just a few of the everyday items now classed as Hazardous waste.

All shops/offices (non industrial sites) producing under 500kg of hazardous waste per year are not required to register. The Environment Agency indicate that 20 small televisions, 1000 fluorescent tubes or 10 small domestic fridges amount to approximately 500kg of hazardous waste. If you are unsure whether or not to register or whether or not the waste you produce is Hazardous, we will be only too glad to assist you in making your decision. Please do not hesitate to call Fortress on freephone number 0800 731 3400.

If you require any hazardous material to be removed from site, please call Fortress on freephone number 0800 731 3400 for a quotation. We can take care of all relevant paperwork on your behalf and organize the safe removal/disposal of hazardous material in full compliance with all current Legislation.

EWC Code Item Description
15.01.10 Packaging containing residues of, or contaminated by, dangerous substances
15.02.02 Absorbents, filter materials, wiping cloths and protective clothing contaminated by dangerous substances
16.01.07 Oil filters and oily wastes
16.05.04 Gases in pressure containers containing dangerous substances
20.01.13 Solvents (eg white spirit, de-greasers, thinners etc)
20.01.14 Acids (eg battery fluids, de-scalers etc)
20.01.21 Fluorescent tubes and other mercury containing waste
20.01.23 Discarded equipment containing chlorofluorocarbons (fridges, fire extinguishers etc)
20.01.27 Paint, inks, adhesives and resins
20.01.35 Discarded electrical and electronic equipment containing hazardous components (eg TVs, monitors etc)

Call freephone 0800 731 3400 now to arrange your free waste audit.

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