Mixing of Hazardous Waste
The mixing of different types of hazardous waste, such as asbestos or hazardous waste with non hazardous waste is prohibited.
The combined disposal of hazardous waste with non-hazardous waste at the same landfill site was prohibited on 16 July 2004. The Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) came into force on 16 July 2005, which required waste producers to ensure their waste is compliant.
Did You Know?
A large amount of waste asbestos is corrugated roofing. More than half (55 per cent) of all industrial / commercial properties in the UK contain a white asbestos cement roof with fibre content of between 10 to 15 per cent, according to The Land Registry.
Asbestos Removal Services
Dedicated Asbestos Professionals
With over 25 years of experience, we can securely and safely remove:
- Corrugated garage roofs
- Cement roofing shingles
- Guttering, fascias, soffits
- Rollboard insulation
- Suspended ceiling tiles
- Floor Tiles
- Artex textured ceilings and walls
- Acoustic and decorative ceiling plasters
- Cement pipes
- Heating / Ventilation duct insulation
Waste Consignment Note
We provide a ‘Waste Consignment Note’ issued on completion of work, plus document copies are retained on file for three years in full compliance with Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
Under the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005, Waste Consignment Notes must be completed either by the producer or the carrier with detailed information relating to key data, including:
- Quantity in kg
- The chemical / biological components of the waste and their concentrations
- Physical form
- Hazard code(s)
- Container type, number and size
- Proper Shipping Name
- Any special handling requirements
What is Asbestos?
Principally used as a building compound during the last century, asbestos is a fibrous mineral which is now recognised to be tremendously dangerous to health.
Due to its common strength, as well as heat resistant capabilities, it understandably made for a suitable building material if it were not so dangerous for one’s health.
Devised 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 exposed to asbestos fibres is at serious risk of developing various forms of cancer.
What Makes Asbestos Hazardous?
Asbestos becomes toxic when the fibres are damaged or unsettled, and are released into the atmosphere.
If those fibres are inhaled, it can lead to a variety of diseases, of which most are hard to treat and can become fatal.
- lung cancer
- ovarian cancer
- malignant mesothelioma
- laryngeal cancer
- pleural thickening
Many leading health agencies classify every kind of asbestos as being carcinogenic.
Some of these studies attempted to classify toxicity levels in asbestos, and concluded that Chrysolite, the serpentine asbestos category, is by far the worst in terms of hazardous to health.
Types of Asbestos
There are six types 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 variety to come under the serpentine group, which incidentally is the most lethal.
Its form is typically formed of curly fibres and sheet crystals.
The other five come under the Amphibole group which have different fibres, repeatedly described as needle-shaped.
Although not as lethal as serpentine-based asbestos, they are still regarded as being highly dangerous.
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