Waste Management and the Law

6th March 2017·Industry News

Waste Management

In England and Wales the way your business manages waste is governed by tough regulations that affect the way you run your business and manage the waste created by it.

It is vital that you follow the latest rules on waste disposal to remain within the law.

If your business holds or stores 500 Kilograms of waste or more in a year, you must register with the Environment Agency as a hazardous waste producer.

By complying with this waste legislation avoids the risk of legal enforcement and can also lead to cost savings. These legal waste requirements have been introduced to ensure that company employees are kept safe and the environment is protected.

Introduction to Our Waste Management Services

NWR Hygiene has vast experience in handling hazardous waste and even if the waste is something that we don’t handle personally, our customer service team can point you in the direction of an approved waste handler that can meet your needs. Let us assist you to develop a waste management system that will provide you with the necessary safeguards and documentation that will ensure your complete compliance with all current legislation.

What is waste?

Waste is any substance or object that you intend to or are required to discard, including waste from households, waste from industry and healthcare, as well as hazardous wastes.

What is meant by hazardous waste?

Hazardous waste is any material that poses a threat to human health or the environment, either now or over time.

Hazardous waste examples:

  • Batteries
  • Automotive oils
  • Paints and inks
  • Solvents
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Pesticides
  • Insecticides
  • Herbicides
  • Fungicides
  • Electrical equipment containing hazardous components, for example tubes in televisions
  • Healthcare wastes (clinical, pharmaceutical and dental wastes)
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Aerosols
  • Anti freeze


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