Category Archives: Hazardous Waste


Chemical Classification delay

Posted on 1st July, 2015

Last month we informed you that the new Hazardous chemical classification changes were coming into force on the 1st June. After we had sent out the newsletter we learnt that they had been delayed until the 1st July. To remind you the European Classification, Labelling & Packaging (CLP) Regulations will take effect in the UK…

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Widnes Service Centre to the rescue

Posted on 1st September, 2014

On the 8th August we received a call from the local authority who advised us of an unidentified abandoned trailer in the Widnes area containing approximately 37,000 litres of hazardous liquid. Always happy to help, we attended the site with Simon Walker, Environmental Quality and Improvement Principal Officer at Halton Borough Council, the Environment Agency and…

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Packaging Regulation changes

Posted on 6th February, 2014

The Environment Agency has recently issued new guidance regarding the collection of waste packaging. The revised technical guidance (WM2) came into effect from 1st Jan and last week the EA issued a draft letter clarifying what the new changes mean. Final confirmation is expected shortly. Definition – All used packaging is now considered waste under…

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Helping power the UK

Posted on 11th November, 2013

Although there has been recent controversy surrounding the country’s struggling energy infrastructure, there is no doubt that energy companies are investing heavily in new capacity. In the past few months WasteCare has seen the benefit of this growth, securing collection contracts with 20 new energy sites spread across the British Isles. The recycling service incorporates…

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COSHH Construction Collections

Posted on 5th August, 2013

The construction of buildings involves many processes which produce a number of harmful waste streams. Due to this fact, construction waste has always been the most notorious of sectors with regards to excess waste and poor recycling rates. COSHH stands for Control of Substances Hazardous to Health and requires that any personnel handling these waste…

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Batteries turn into printing chemicals

Posted on 21st May, 2013

With over 50% market share and more than 20,000 free collection points throughout the UK, BatteryBack’s success has been enduring, however, one unexpected side effect from this achievement is the increase in recycling of other waste streams. The varied customer base that BatteryBack attracts has recently become aware of the additional recycling services they can…

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Fully accredited

Posted on 6th January, 2013

Quality accreditations are not simply won to adorn walls and letter headings, they are an independent acclamation that a business or operation meets high industry standards. Modern accreditations require massive amounts of commitment and resources, however, they also allow customers to enjoy the peace of mind that a reputable accreditation provides. At the same time,…

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CylinderCare widens its portfolio

Posted on 12th December, 2012

Throughout 2012 CylinderCare has expanded its customer base dramatically, spreading throughout the UK to become the largest collector of gas cylinders. The most recent addition to this expansion Buckinghamshire County Council who have agreed for all 10 of their CA sites to have their cylinders collected. This addition adds to our growing portfolio in the…

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WasteCare goes abroad

Posted on 25th August, 2011

WasteCare has recently performed its first collection round outside of the EU. The largest dry cleaning provider in Jersey, Angora Besco, had a large stockpile of hazardous dry cleaning solution and WasteCare was the obvious solution. After completing the mountain of paperwork required for the job and after a year’s negotiation with the Environment Agency…

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CylinderCare puts the pressure on

Posted on 18th August, 2011

It has been a year since WasteCare acquired the Brooksight cylinder and keg repatriation business and the momentum of the business is now beginning to gather pace. The company now has contracts with the key gas cylinder producers including Calor, Kegwatch, Air Products and Air Liquide. CylinderCare operate with 13 specially trained service representatives using…

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