Responsibilities in Construction - Chemical Waste Disposal.

As a company that specialises in waterproofing and building preservation, we make use of a wide range of products, which invariably must include those with a chemical content from bituminous & resin waterproofing systems, to fungicide & insecticide timber treatments.

This creates waste, whether from residual materials, contaminated containers or in some cases where materials simply reach the end of their shelf life.

Trace COSHH Risk Assessments include guidance detailing how a given product and it's container should be correctly disposed of, and where 'hazardous' waste is concerned, this cannot simply be thrown away to end up in land-fill, it must be treated appropriately in accordance with the Controlled Waste Regulations 1992.

So, upon a recent pick-up, I took a few photos:

The waste is sorted, bagged and labelled.

Our waste and the carrier, waiting for their representative to arrive and sort the waste.

Our waste and the carrier, waiting for their representative to arrive and sort the waste.

Prior to attendance we provide a list of materials to be removed along with the associated MSDS datasheets. The specialist the arrives with pre-produced labelling (visible on the back of the lorry) which is then applied to drums in which the material containers are placed (nothing is decanted), or direct to containers themselves.

Example of a disposal label being applied direct to a container.

Loading the waste.

This service cost Trace £750.00 +VAT and we would hope that other companies in our industry are also disposing of their waste in an appropriate manner (to comply with legislation) so that the playing field is level.

If you're employing structural waterproofing or preservation companies, it might be worth checking, or save some time, and give Trace a call?

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