We offer hazardous waste removal services for a variety of hazardous materials that cannot be disposed of through general waste disposal methods. If you would like to make an enquiry, please contact our team on 03333 218402.

What Is Hazardous Waste?

Many different types of waste can be considered hazardous. Gov.uk writes that you have a responsibility to make sure that any waste produced (or handled) by you business (in England) causes no damage or harm. If your business (in England) produces waste that is considered hazardous, if your business holds or stores harmful waste or if your business has harmful waste removed from its premises. You MUST follow these steps.

According to Health and Safety Executive, waste is considered hazardous if it has properties that may make it harmful to human health or the environment. This means that harmful waste does not have to pose an immediate risk to health or the environment; however sometimes waste can pose an immediate risk.

Examples Of Waste That Is Considered Hazardous

Different types of waste can be very dangerous. Here are a few examples of dangerous waste:


Asbestos is a very dangerous material because it has the potential to cause very serious health conditions. Asbestos was widely used in a variety of applications but it was banned in 1999 because of its potential to cause serious medical conditions, for example mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer that mainly affects the lining of the lungs; this is known as pleural mesothelioma. It is usually linked to asbestos exposure. The symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include: chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue and a persistent cough.

However, even though asbestos was banned in 1999. Asbestos can still be present in any building built or renovated before the year 2000, so if you suspect that there is asbestos in your home or building, please contact a professional and request a hazardous waste removal service or visit gov.uk/asbestos-in-home.

Electrical Waste

Electrical waste cannot be disposed of in the general waste stream. Electronic equipment can contain many potentially harmful substances such as:

  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Lead
  • Mercury


Batteries are used by many people in their daily lives, so it may be quite surprising to learn that batteries cannot be disposed of with general waste. However, batteries can contain various harmful metals such as lead, mercury, lithium or zinc. These metals can be hazardous to both the environment and human health. As such, they cannot be disposed of in landfill.

This list does not include every example of hazardous waste. If you are unsure if your waste is hazardous or not please visit the Gov.uk website or give our team a call on 03333 218402.

Do You Need Help Understanding Waste Regulations?

Many people find waste legislation very confusing, the regulations and the exemptions can make the legislation difficult to understand. We have a guide on our website explaining waste legislation and there is a section describing hazardous waste regulations. It offers a general explanation of the regulations and explains who needs to register their premises with the Environment Agency and who does not.

For example, a business producing hazardous waste needs to register their premises, whereas a household producing less than 500Kg of hazardous waste in a year does not need to register their premises.

However, if you would like to speak to our team of experts. They are available to discuss your waste disposal solution in detail. Our team can prove advice on the various waste disposal solutions available at Skippy Nationwide. They can also provide advice on how to mitigate costs and how to maximise the efficiency of your waste disposal service.

Waste Removal Services From Skippy Nationwide

With a waste disposal service, it is very important that you choose a high quality service. The quality at Skippy Nationwide is so high, when asked, 92% of our customers rated our services as either “good” or “excellent”. In addition to this, when we asked if our customers would recommend our services to others, 40% said they were “extremely likely” to do so.

Responsible waste disposal is also very important. With a waste disposal solution from Skippy Nationwide, you can relax knowing that your waste will be disposed of in a legal and ethical manner. If you would like to view our waste carriers licence you can read it on our policies and information page.

Give Skippy Nationwide A Call For Professional A Hazardous Waste Removal Service

Skippy Nationwide is one of the leading waste disposal companies in the UK. We can scale our waste services to meet any size, from single skip hire to a large waste management project. Our wide variety of waste services mean that we can manage multiple waste streams under one roof, providing a responsible and comprehensive waste management solution for your business.

If you would like more information regarding our waste services, such as construction waste management and commercial skip hire, please contact our friendly team of experts.

You can contact us in a variety of different ways:

  • To contact us by phone please call  03333 218402.
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