Attention: hazardous waste!
Always check out things that you throw into the common waste. Be careful if the ingredients contain one of the following:
- chemicals, e.g. brake fluid or print toner
- oils (except edible ones), e.g. car oil
- equipment containing ozone depleting substances, e.g. fridges
How to classify your waste on hazardous substances? Always read the label and content – hazardous products must include orange and black danger symbols or red and white hazard pictograms to attract user’s attention. If so, always check the technical guidance on waste recycling. Unfortunately, most of cosmetics and medicines are not usually labelled with hazard symbols, then you must always check the product’s data sheet.
Finally, never mix non-hazardous and hazardous waste. Waste companies usually only collect wrapped asbestos and packed chemicals including paint. According to the regulations of London’s local authorities any chemicals should be kept in their original containers and placed into strong cardboard boxes. Residents can store several items into one box, but each box must be easily carried by one person.
What is more, you can always trust AnyLondonWaste Company with sorting and recycling hazardous items by our specialists.