Enva offer ad hoc or scheduled hazardous and specialist waste collections to meet our customer requirements. All waste is packaged, labelled and transported according ADR/IMDG regulations to one of our licensed facilities. On site surveys combined with our laboratory facilities can identify waste material.
Operating across all industries and sectors, Enva supply a range of container types and collection options to suit commercial and environmental requirements;
We operate a diverse and fully-owned fleet of state-of-the-art collection vehicles, designed to ensure the safe collection and transportation of all general, specialist and hazardous waste materials.
Contact us for further information on our hazardous and specialist waste containers.
There are various containers available for storing different types of hazardous waste, and it’s essential to use the correct container for each type. The correct container must be used for each hazardous waste, and where applicable must be UN approved. They should also be kept clean and dry, free from dents, corrosion or residues, and they should always be stored upright. Drums or boxes containing smaller liquid packages should be packed with an absorbent filling (e.g. Vermiculite), to absorb any leakage. Before choosing a container, always make sure the waste chemicals are compatible and won’t react with each other causing corrosion, fire or explosion.
The European Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) has been in force since 1 June 2015, which required many hazardous waste chemicals to be assessed against a new set of criteria. While these updated obligations were similar to the previous EU legislation, many products needed to be re-labelled to comply with CLP, including consumer goods like paints and detergents, in addition to industrial mixtures.
Labels should always detail the specific class of waste, and include any sub-risks, as well as all relevant CLP symbols and pictograms, so the nature and severity of the hazard is immediately apparent.
The utmost care must be taken when packing hazardous waste. Containers must never be overfilled, as the volume of waste materials could fluctuate and cause leakage. All clamps, caps, lids and clasps must be securely fastened at all times; and any taps need to be both closed and covered. Broken pallets should never be used to transport hazardous waste; and all packages should be firmly shrink-wrapped onto the pallets, without protruding over the edges, so they don’t move in transit.
For more information about packaging hazardous waste, please contact us today; our expert team will be happy to help.
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