Think your business doesn’t produce hazardous waste?

If you assume that your business doesn't produce hazardous materials you might be right, but then again you might be wrong.  Maybe you aren’t even sure what hazardous waste actually is...... if so, we’re here to help.

'Haz' your business gone hazardous?

Many organisations may think that because they don't deal with chemicals or pollutants that they will not produce hazardous waste, this however, is incorrect. The variety of materials that are now considered 'hazardous' are extremely varied and wide reaching.

The definition of hazardous waste is any waste that is harmful when it contains properties that make it damaging to people's health or the environment. It is for this reason that the Hazardous Waste Regulations were implemented in 2005 to bring everyday items including computer monitors, TVs, fluorescent tubes and other electrical items under the scope of the requirements.

Call in the hazardous waste experts

Disposing of hazardous waste can be dangerous and it requires skill and expertise to the do the job properly. Cawleys operates a specialist hazardous waste division providing flexibility, capability and commitment to provide quality solutions for companies large or small. Our trained experts will advise, identify, treat and collect dangerous waste, and recycle as much of it as possible.

Hazardous items include:

  • Non-foaming aerosols
  • Cleaners/detergents (including corrosive and irritants)
  • Insecticides and pesticides eg: fly spray
  • Paint tins water based and flammable
  • Adhesives/Glue
  • Light Bulbs
  • Sealants
  • Oils
  • Oil contaminated solids
  • Oil filters
  • Empty tins/containers containing hazardous residue eg. flammable paints or corrosive cleaners
  • Toner Cartridges
  • NiCad batteries
  • Alkali batteries
  • NiMH batteries


Hazardous waste isn’t only produced by large scale industries. Small businesses, commercial offices and in fact, any type of business may be producing hazardous waste without even realising it.

Cawleys’ Hazbox is designed specifically for businesses such as these. Items such as batteries, paint tins and aerosols represent a fire risk and are classed as hazardous. As such, all business, regardless of size or structure, have responsibility to dispose of these items in line with regulations. Cawleys branded Hazbox is small safe container that is collected monthly on a fixed price subscription basis, providing a safe low-cost way for hazardous waste to be stored and collected.

Our Hazardous Waste Services Include:

For information on any aspect of our hazardous waste collection service get in touch today.

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