Removing Hazardous Waste
The mixing of different types of dangerous waste, such as asbestos with non hazardous material is prohibited.
The act of discarding hazardous waste alongside non-hazardous waste at the same landfill site was banned in July, 2004. The Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) came into effect on 16 July 2005, which mandates waste producers to certify their waste is compliant.
Did You Know?
A large amount of waste asbestos in Essex is corrugated roofing. According to The Land Registry, more than half (55%) of all industrial & commercial properties in the UK contain a white asbestos cement roof with fibre content between 10-15%
Essex Asbestos Removal
Dedicated Asbestos Experts
With over 25 years experience, we securely and safely remove all types of toxic materials for customers in Essex:
- Corrugated Garage Roofs
- Cement Roofing Shingles
- Guttering, Fascias & Soffits
- Rollboard Insulation
- Suspended Ceiling Tiles
- Floor Tiles
- Artex Textured Ceilings & Walls
- Acoustic & Decorative Ceiling Plasters
- Cement Pipes
- Heating & Ventilation Duct Insulation
Waste Consignment Note
We provide a ‘Waste Consignment Note’ issued on conclusion of work, plus documented copies are held on file for three years in full adherence with Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
Under the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005, waste consignment notes should be finalised either by the producer or the carrier with comprehensive information relating to key data, including:
- Quantity in Kilograms
- Chemical & Biological Components of Waste with Concentrations
- Physical Form
- Hazard Code(s)
- Container Type, Number & Size
- Proper Shipping Name
- Any Special Handling Requirements
What is Asbestos?
Principally used as a building component during the last century, asbestos is a fibrous mineral which is now known to be exceptionally dangerous to health.
Due to its natural strength, as well as heat resistant characteristics, it understandably made for an ideal building material if it were not so dangerous for one’s health.
Made of several minerals, asbestos belongs to the serpentine and amphibole groups of rock minerals.
Whilst different forms of asbestos have varying degrees of danger, all asbestos is considered dangerous to health.
Anyone in contact with asbestos fibres is at serious risk of developing numerous forms of cancer.
Why Is Asbestos Hazardous?
Asbestos becomes hazardous when the fibres are damaged or unsettled, and are unleashed into the atmosphere.
If those fibres are inhaled, it can lead to a variety of diseases, of which most are difficult to treat and can become fatal.
- lung cancer
- ovarian cancer
- malignant mesothelioma
- laryngeal cancer
- pleural thickening
Many top health agencies classify every type of asbestos as being carcinogenic.
Some of these examinations attempted to classify toxicity levels in asbestos, and concluded that Chrysolite, the serpentine asbestos category, is by far the worst in terms of threat to health.
Types of Asbestos
There are six kinds of asbestos, which come under either the amphibole or serpentine mineral families, which are:
- Chrysotile (White Asbestos)
- Amosite (Brown Asbestos)
- Crocidolite (Blue Asbestos)
Chrysolite is the only type to come under the serpentine group, which incidentally is the most toxic.
Its form is commonly formed of curly fibres and sheet crystals.
The remaining five come under the Amphibole group which have different fibres, frequently described as needle-shaped.
Although not as toxic as serpentine-based asbestos, they are still regarded as being highly dangerous.
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