Are you legally disposing of your waste?
- More materials including most paint and powder wastes, are now identified and classified as hazardous waste.
- Only 12 landfill sites in the UK are registered for hazardous waste.
- The legislation requirements are complex to understand.
- Legislation has been designed to control and safely dispose of waste.
- The legislation also works to determine who produces the waste, how much waste and of what type, and to ensure waste, whatever the make up is disposed of correctly.
- Paper trails are being designed to follow waste from the cradle to the grave (the producer to the disposer).
- This legislation costs money to organise and police so the cost is passed on to the waste producers and waste handlers.
- All of which is designed to reduce waste and promote recycling where possible.
- Every producer of hazardous waste has to
- register with the Environment Agency (E.A.)
- keep records of quantity and type
- Keep disposal records (who took it, where it went etc)
- Have a registered premises code, a SIC code and an
- EWC code (all of which can be found on the EA website)
- Costs are imposed by the EA on the producer of hazardous waste for notification of waste removal
- Every producer of hazardous waste must ensure that the carrier of waste disposal is registered with EA
- It is the duty of every hazardous waste producer to know the final destination of the waste.
HMG service and assistance
- HMG is licensed to collect paint related waste from any registered company
- HMG will produce the necessary documentation, labels and supplies the necessary containers for the removal
- HMG are totally committed to recycling of all waste where possible
- HMG can collect waste from producers at a competitive cost whilst delivering other materials.
- HMG already have established waste disposal streams. Every HMG customer produces waste. Why not ask our experts for advice and help about your â€œwaste streamâ€.
- Return of paint washings can be deducted from the total VOC content of purchased paint products which will save you money and assist in compliancy.
Consequences for non-compliance
Heavy penalties and possible prison sentence are imposed if a producer of hazardous waste is:
- Not registered with the Environment Agency
- Caught fly tipping (registered or not)
- Not carrying the right documentation when disposing of waste
- Removal of waste from a non registered site
- Removal of waste from a registered site but without the proper documentation
- Removal of waste by a non registered carrier
You can contact the following individuals for more information regarding Waste Disposal