Medical Waste Recycling Liverpool
Hazardous waste includes anything that can cause harm, can produce a flammable reaction, can cause corrosion, can cause an infection, or can have a radioactive component. It can be carcinogenic or mutagenic, causing biological changes in humans when exposed to it, so it must be disposed of properly.
Many items in the workplace are classed as hazardous waste, so you may be disposing of them in your commercial general waste without knowing it. To avoid any of this happening, call us here at Liverpool Waste to handle all your waste, including your hazardous waste. We can be reached at 0151 321 9850.
What is Hazardous Waste?
A hazardous waste is defined as “waste that has properties that make it dangerous or capable of causing harm to human health or the environment.” Hazardous waste comes in a variety of physical forms, including solids, liquids, and gases. This waste can also be generated in a variety of ways. According to the University of California-Irvine, hazardous waste can come from manufacturing methods and discarded substances such as unused commercial products (such as pesticides and cleaning fluids) and used materials.
In addition to these strict definitions, waste products can still be classified as “hazardous” even if they lack the technical characteristics of dangerous waste. Soil from large clean-up projects and used oil are two examples. Some countries have different definitions of hazardous waste. They argue that a specific solid waste may not be classified or regulated as hazardous. In other words, not all solid wastes are “hazardous,” but all hazardous wastes are solid wastes. Nonetheless, hazardous waste management practises are strictly governed by law and these laws may change from time to time, making it hard to keep up for a business that doesn’t deal in waste management.
That is why it is of utmost importance that you contact us here at Liverpool Waste to handle your hazardous waste management solutions. Our team is fully trained and highly professional. We are also licensed to manage hazardous waste and make it our business to keep up with all the rules, regulations and law.
Hazardous Waste Disposal Services Liverpool
Liverpool Waste has been dealing with hazardous waste for over three decades, making us experts in our field. Our friendly and professional team can provide you with the best service at the best price, as well as the peace of mind that your hazardous waste is disposed of lawfully and properly. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our team if you have any concerns or questions about hazardous waste or for more information on any of our other business recycling collection services or general commercial waste collection.
The traditional method of disposing of hazardous waste has been in landfills. The process, however, resulted in a large leak of harmful compounds into the soil. Over time, the waste contaminated groundwater and underground water systems. Landfills across the country are now using groundwater contamination prevention measures. As an example, a barrier is used along the foundation of the landfill. Essentially, this keeps hazardous compounds out of the rubbish at the landfill.
However, be that as it may, at Liverpool waste we aim to recycle the hazardous waste we collect. But before it goes through recycling, it is processed to rid it of any toxic compounds that it may have. This also helps for the materials that can’t be recycled but have to be disposed of in landfill. Treating them first allows for a safer disposal. We prefer recycling the hazardous waste recycling as that has various advantages, including lowering the volume of treated/discarded waste and reducing the consumption of raw materials.