All waste is different. Some forms of waste need special treatment and so we offer specialist waste solutions for household waste, commercial waste, or waste from construction sites.
Waste producers are responsible for the waste that they generate, so it's very important that any and all waste is disposed of in a safe and responsible way. At Advanced Waste Solutions, we offer a wide range of services covering a huge variety of waste types ranging from the disposal of electrical equipment to the safe removal of the hazardous and life threatening material, asbestos.
In January 1st 2014 the WEEE 2013 regulations became law and replaced the 2006 regulations. If you need any guidance on the new regulations, you can view this helpful guide created by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills. Keep an eye on the regulations, as they will be extended in 2019 to cover a wider range of electric and electronic equipment.
WEEE regulations apply to all electronic and electrical waste throughout it's lifecycle from manufacture through to disposal or recycling. If you'd like to save yourself time, give AWS a call and we'll provide you with a WEEE disposal service.
Waste PRODUCERS are legally responsible for the safe disposal of their hazardous waste. As a business you have a duty of care regarding the waste you produce.
Waste is classified as hazardous if it has the potential to harm human health or harm the environment. Hazardous waste does not necessarily mean that it is an immediate risk to health, but for certain waste it is.
Don't run the risk; hire a reputable company to handle your hazardous waste.
Anything that includes human or animal tissue could be classified as clinical waste, for example the syringes used in blood tests. For safety reasons clinical waste should never be disposed of in a domestic waste stream.
There is an exception. Some forms of waste containing human tissue are non-hazardous and as long as they are appropriately sealed. It is acceptable to dispose of them alongside household waste. This usually applies to items such as sanitary towels and nappies (collectively known as sanpro waste). Which are not considered hazardous waste providing they originate from healthy individuals.
If you're looking for professional clinical waste management, give AWS a call.
Your business may produce liquid waste, such as oils or waters. We offer long term contracts and 'one-off' calls depending on the needs of your business. We can also collect sludge and empty portable toilets, safely disposing of your liquid waste.
The safe disposal of liquid waste requires specialist equipment. As such, it is important that you trust a professional wet waste management business to manage the disposal of your liquid waste.
Every business has a legal obligation under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to protect their data. If you don't manage your confidential waste correctly, you could become a victim of fraud or potentially breach GDPR resulting in a fine of up to €20m or 2% of your business turnover.
Confidential waste contains various forms of sensitive information. All the data you dispose of such as, financial and customer information as well as personal data should be treated as confidential waste. If not properly disposed of, this data could potentially be used to damage yourself, your business, your customers or your employees.
Even if you shred your documents, you still need to securely dispose the shredded material. During the 1979 Iranian revolution, local carpet weavers manage to assemble classified CIA documents that had been shredded. So make sure you dispose of your confidential waste through a trustworthy company.
It is very important that you protect your data, in fact it's the law. So trust a professional waste management company to provide the disposal of your confidential waste.
Asbestos the silent killer. Responsible for the deaths of around 5000 workers a year, it causes significant damage to the lungs and is responsible for numerous conditions such as Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and Asbestosis.
There are six different types of asbestos:
One of the reasons asbestos is so deadly is because firstly asbestos fibres are so small they cannot be seen by the naked eye. You have no idea if you have inhaled one of the dangerous fibres. Secondly, asbestos damages the lungs over time which means that many people had been affected by its deadly fibres before asbestos was identified as a carcinogen.
Asbestos can be found in any home/building that was built or renovated before the year 2000. If you're worried about asbestos in your home or workplace, you can view this image gallery from the Health and Safety Executive showing common places asbestos is found. If you suspect asbestos is present in your home or place of work, DO NOT attempt to remove it yourself. You could agitate the material and inhale the deadly cancer causing fibres.
Don't risk your health and those around you. Please contact a professional asbestos removal service to safely remove the harmful material from your home or workplace.
Certain forms of waste must be kept separate from the general waste streams for various safety reasons. As a waste producer it is your responsibility to prevent this waste from entering the general waste stream.
Advanced Waste Solutions has many years of experience providing waste management services for a variety of customers. Our services are available nationwide, providing your with an unrivalled level of customer service at very competitive prices.
We have various specialist services to provide your business with a swift and convenient way of disposing of your specialist waste. If you require more information, have any questions regarding our services or if you're interested in a quote, give our friendly team a call on 01202 870833 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.