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Getting Rid of Hazardous Waste Responsibly

By 2 February 2022October 20th, 2022No Comments

Getting Rid of Hazardous Waste Responsibly

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Safety is a skip operator’s number one priority. This is why all items that are labeled as “hazardous” are completely restricted and prohibited from being disposed of via a skip. We at Reliable Skip Hire Birmingham understand that due to the lack of convenience, getting rid of hazardous waste can be an annoying task. However, this doesn’t mean that you should just dump hazardous waste just anywhere. It still needs to be disposed of responsibly. For more in-depth detail of how to get rid of each specific items head over to our waste restrictions page

Finding Specialists 

With quite a few of the restricted items finding a specialist remover is the best, most responsible way to go. By contacting specialists or manufacturers of items, such as gas cylinders and asbestos, it can keep a lot of people out of harm’s way. You’ll also always have the peace of mind that your hazardous waste isn’t going to be handled dangerously. It will ensure that your items end up in the correct disposal locations due to their companies being fully licensed and insured. 

Not only can you rely on them, but it also stills minimises the effort you have to put in to get your items removed. Just like hiring a skip, finding a specialist remover is a convenient and efficient way to dispose of those hazardous items you have lying around. All you have to do is search for some specialist removers on the internet and they can direct you on their procedures from there. 

Hiring a Second Service

After hiring a skip and getting rid of all the bulk of all your waste, you may be left with some hazardous items that still don’t fit into your car to be able to take down to the tip. No need to worry, however, because there are still ways to dispose of them responsibly! 

One service you can hire is what’s called “A Man With a Van” service. This where someone will come to your house and pick up your items like fridges, washing machines, and other large hazardous objects. If you are able to fit your electrical appliances in your car to dispose of yourself, then they will need to be taken to an electrical recycling point. You can click here to find your local one. 

Alternatively, you can hire a van yourself for however long you need it and you can transport them that way. Sometimes that is easier, however, you still need to find the time to pack up the van and take the waste down there. 

Donating or Selling

One more alternative to responsibly disposing of your hazardous waste is to donate or sell them. Obviously this doesn’t go for all the items on the hazardous list as we wouldn’t like to see people selling asbestos anytime soon. However, this does work for items such as some electrical appliances, mattresses, glass, and paints as, if obviously still in good working condition, can be given away. So before you go and throw everything away maybe spend a little time going through it all because you might earn a little bit of extra money from it.

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