Hazardous waste has very specific waste
management requirements. WasteWise
has various methods of disposal including chemical neutralisation and incineration.
We understand what waste can be classified as dangerous to animals, people and
the environment. Our disposal methods are compliant with legislation and aim to
be as environmentally friendly as possible
What is considered hazardous?
Our integrated hazardous waste management solution includes the classification, collection, treatment, energy recovery and safe disposal of dangerous or potentially dangerous waste. Some of the common products that pose a risk include:
- Gaseous waste
- Waste containing mercury
- Waste containing pesticides
- Metal scraps
- Waste oils
- Organic waste containing
halogens and sulphur
- Solvents without halogens or
- Medical waste
We can also assist with the cleaning of
confined spaces, such as tanks.
Medical waste needs to be disposed of
properly. Knowing what kind of waste you have can complicate the process.
Generally, there are four different kinds of medical waste.
This is any waste that poses the threat of
infection. It includes human or animal tissue, surgical gloves, cultures, swabs
or blood-soaked bandages.
Within medical waste, hazardous waste is
anything that can affect humans in non-infectious ways. This includes chemicals
(medical and industrial), sharps (scalpels, needles, lancets) and old drugs.
Radioactive waste results from medical equipment that uses radioactive isotopes, nuclear medicine treatments and cancer therapies. Radiation has several potential health risks and should only be removed by a professional waste management company with a specialist medical waste solution.
Most medical waste is similar to the usual
household or office waste and would fall under the general category. This
includes things like paper, plastics and liquids.
WasteWise’s team of waste removal specialists can also help with medical waste disposal.
We can help
Chat with one of our waste management specialists about whether your waste is hazardous and how we can assist you in disposing of it in an effective and compliant manner.