Laboratory Chemical Services

Laboratory Chemical Services

Enva is on hand to offer support and advice on the handling and subsequent disposal of laboratory chemicals. We can help ensure that laboratory chemicals are stored, segregated and disposed of in a safe and compliant manner. 

Our team of fully qualified chemists and DGSAs can attend your place of work to offer advice on how to segregate and store your chemicals safely and compliantly and pack, label and uplift them in line with regulations. Services include completing all the classification, labelling, packaging and supporting documentation required to ensure full compliance. 

We offer specialised handling, packaging, transportation, and treatment services for unused, excess, deteriorated or out-of-date laboratory chemicals for;

  • Laboratory moves/ clear outs
  • Site clearances
  • School, College or University end of term stock review
  • Oxidising and water reactive lab smalls, aerosols, butane gas, mercury thermometers etc.
  • Ad hoc and scheduled collections

Chemical waste is processed at our licensed facilities where we have our own laboratory chemical processing areas and a range of treatment capabilities, including solvent bulking, acid and alkali neutralization, de-emulsification, oxidation and reduction. We also house a hazardous waste transfer facility for materials that may require further offsite treatment or high temperature incineration.

As a leading provider of recycling and resource recovery solutions, we are dedicated to developing new and innovative processes for treatment and recovery. Where waste cannot be recycled or recovered it will be treated to ensure it can be disposed of safely and compliantly. 

To discuss your requirements for Laboratory Chemical services, please Contact us.

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Chemical treatment involves a chemical process that transforms hazardous waste into less dangerous substances that can be extracted from a solution.

Chemical waste can be treated through four different methods; chemical, physical, thermal, and biological. Different methods of treatment are selected based on the chemical waste involved.

Often, chemical treatment is combined with physical treatment methods to achieve optimum results, for example, using coagulants along with physical flocculation techniques to expedite the formation of solid clumps for removal by dewatering techniques.

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It’s imperative to manage chemical waste correctly, to ensure the safety of your workforce and comply with regulations. Poorly managed chemical waste can contaminate our water streams, impacting both aquatic and human life. Chemical waste management best practice includes;

  • Minimising the use of hazardous chemicals
  • Inventory management and control
  • Preventing spills and maximising material usage
  • Chemical waste recycling
  • Chemical waste disposal

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When preparing a load of waste for transportation it is vital that the correct labels are placed on each receptacle of waste allowing the DVSA, EA, SEPA or the Police, if stopped during a routine compliance check, check the Hazard types being transported match up with the load paperwork.

When transporting receptacles which have an opportunity to move during transport ensure shrink wrap is applied to secure them. In some instances, the wrap can cover the labels and in this case a label must be placed on the outside of the wrap in such a way that it can be seen when the curtains of the vehicles are opened.

  • Every container/ pallet must have a label
  • Hazardous waste material must have a UN label and appropriate diamond(s)
  • Non-hazardous waste must have a Not Class 1-9 label

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