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Hazardous waste includes a wide range of waste types that are possible to cause harm to the environment and human beings. This covers waste such as acidic and alkaline materials, solvents, liquid waste, batteries, fluorescent tubes, pressurized cylinders, garage waste, oils, adhesives, effluents, and low-level radioactive materials.

Because hazardous waste has the potential to harm humans, the environment, or both, it requires particular care. Hazardous waste management, including collection, recycling, and disposal, is governed by increasingly strict rules, such as the Hazardous Waste Regulations of 2005

Because of the harmfulness of hazardous waste, we employ up-to-date instruments to ensure the smooth removal and recycling of wastes in your homes or offices.

How do you know if waste is hazardous?

When waste contains compounds or has features that could damage human health or the environment, it is classified as 'hazardous' under environmental legislation. Although some trash can be hazardous to human health, this does not always guarantee it is.

Hazardous wastes are classified based on their biological, chemical, and physical characteristics. These characteristics result in toxic, reactive, ignitable, corrosive, infectious, or radioactive compounds. Toxic wastes are poisonous even in a minute or trace concentrations.

Below are a few types of hazardous waste:

  • Adhesives;
  • Asbestos;
  • Paints;
  • Solvents;
  • Lead;
  • Pharmaceutical wastes;
  • Used oils;
  • Used shop towels;
  • Dental waste;
  • Batteries;
  • Inks;
  • Fertilizers;
  • Aerosol sprays;
  • Antifreeze;
  • Automotive products;
  • Cadmium;
  • Cleaners;
  • Electronics;
  • Fiberglass;
  • Mercury;
  • Metal finishing;
  • Poisons;
  • Thinners;
  • Treated wood;
  • Motor oil;
  • Syringes;
  • Fluorescent bulbs;
  • Brake fluid or print toner;
  • Equipment with ozone-depleting chemicals, e.g. refrigerator;
  • Components in electrical equipment that could be harmful such as cathode ray tubes - e.g. computer monitors and televisions;
  • Energy-saving light bulbs and fluorescent tubes;

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Bins for hazardous waste

Any London Waste provides waste collection bins that come in a variety of colors for material color coding. They are explained below:


This is the color code for biomedical waste of all kinds. Depending on how hazardous the waste is, different containers and disposal methods will be required.


For waste collection, red-colored, non-chlorinated plastic bags or containers will suffice. For medical hazardous waste disposal, the safest option is to get an on-site sterilizer and medical waste shredder.


Because of the nature of this hazardous medical waste, you'll need puncture, leak, and tamper-proof containers. For waste disposal, the situation is like that of red-category waste: you'll need a medical waste shredder.

Hazardous waste removal

Areas We Cover

Сost of Chemical Waste disposal

Amount of waste Approximate disposal cost
Truckload (¼) £110
Truckload (½) £170
Truckload (¾) £230
Truckload (full) £290

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To dispose of hazardous waste safely, make sure containers are properly labeled and follow the manufacturer's instructions, and keep chemicals out of the reach of children and pets. Only throw away containers that are completely empty.

Employing the services of a waste management company that will provide you with their expertise and knowledge is the best way to ensure that you remain fully compliant with all hazardous waste legislation. Anylondonwaste is the best you should call.

Plasterboard is classified as a non-hazardous waste item. This is due to the fact that gypsum, which is found in plasterboard, can produce hydrogen sulphide when wet or mixed with biodegradables like food.

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Any London Waste is the London’s largest Oil waste removal company. We operate across the London using our own in-house teams and our own fleet of more than 50 vehicles.

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  • We collect your waste
  • Transfer your waste to a local Transfer Station
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