How will tackling hazardous waste impact construction?

Published:  27 July, 2017

Mediaworks_website_only.jpgComplying with legislation can be a real challenge, trying to keep up with the ever-growing number of rules and regulations. RECONOMY, a specialist in waste management and mini skip hire, offers advice as to how hazardous waste should be removed and why it is an important consideration within the construction industry.

To begin with, Reconomy says there is some good news. Two aspects of the Hazardous Waste Regulations have changed in the last quarter. The first is less paperwork . The second is the format of the unique consignment note code. These are not major changes but nevertheless they are changes to keep up with.

What this means

For those who store over 500kg or more of hazardous waste, registering premises with the Environmental Agency is no longer necessary however for Wales, companies should continue to register with Natural Resources Wales.

By completing a consignment note code – if the waste has been produced in England – companies will need to put the first six letters or numbers of the business name onto the note, rather than the premises registration number.

Companies managing hazardous waste need a reliable waste management provider. Regulations in this area can be a real minefield, but a knowledgeable provider will help to keep on top of it.

Here are three things to consider

Classify the waste - is it hazardous or non-hazardous? If unsure, there is plenty of information on the GOV.UK website.

Is the hazardous waste separated properly? Once it is classified, it should be collected by a qualified company .

Be consistent with paperwork, as this is the main point of call for any site that aims to manage hazardous waste. For hazardous waste in particular, it makes sense that all movements of waste are tracked and there are documents to prove it.

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