Leading resource management company, Veolia, has launched a new service specifically designed to help businesses that produce small volumes of waste, which may include hazardous materials, to efficiently dispose of and treat it.
The company says that by accurately identifying and compliantly collecting this waste, the ‘new solution’, called Ecoservices, will provide efficient disposal and treatment of small amounts of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Veolia says the service will deliver ‘a tailored approach specifically designed to meet the needs of each site’.
It explained: “The handling process segregates each item based on potential hazards, and physical and chemical properties, to ensure correct classification, storage, and movement in accordance with UK legislation, and includes batteries, aerosols, paints, resins, and other chemicals, light bulbs, and disposable PPE.” The service also generates all the required regulatory paperwork to demonstrate that the necessary pre-acceptance and disposal considerations have been completed. Once collected, the materials are delivered to one of Veolia’s licensed facilities, where the items undergo further checks prior to treatment, disposal, or recycling.
Businesses producing small quantities of hazardous waste can benefit from the use of EcoBox, a system for the safe storage and disposal of small amounts of hazardous and non-hazardous waste that enables different waste categories to be stored in one conveniently sized container. It thus eliminates the need for multiple containers and on-site waste segregation. Veolia said: “The EcoBox system comprises secure and durable containers for the safe and compliant storage of limited quantities of a range of approved materials. Made from stackable rigid plastic that prevents leakage, their use minimises any risk to staff and premises.”
Veolia also offers a range of storage containers to suit individual customer needs, including drums and fluorescent tube storage containers for the collection of more specific waste streams. It says potential applications for the new Ecoservices service are wide-ranging, and include laboratory wastes from hospitals and R&D facilities, cleaning products from offices, production wastes from manufacturing operations, and samples or damaged/returned stock items such as perfumes, toiletries, aerosols, and cosmetics, from businesses.