Category Archives: Hazardous Waste

2019 – a bumper year for haz collection

So, January is here and as a start to the new year, we thought we’d take a look back at our achievements in 2019, in particular in the hazardous division. Not everyone knows the regulations around hazardous waste and which items are actually classified as hazardous, or indeed that here at Cawleys we have a…
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EV batteries – do dismantlers know the risks?

An investigation into a huge fire this year at a Guernsey Recycling site found that the blaze was ‘probably started by a battery being crushed by a mechanical claw’. The investigation report from the chief fire officer found numerous areas for improvement, including stopping "hazardous waste" being taken to the site. The report also highlighted…
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Are POPs making your WEEE waste hazardous?

Persistent Organic Pollutants, or POPs as they are also known, are a group of harmful chemical substances which persist in the atmosphere for a long time and can have a significant negative impact on the environment and human health. Although banned from use in production today, the flame-resistant attributes of some of these pollutants meant…
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Understanding your obligations when producing Hazardous Waste

It doesn’t matter what sector you work in, from Educational or Government Bodies through to Multinational Businesses, there is a common thread of demands placed on waste producers to ensure their waste is presented not only compliantly with respect to Hazardous Waste regulations, but also with the Carriage of Dangerous Goods legislation (CDG). Storing hazardous…
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What a scorcher. Are your Organic Peroxides safe?

What with record temperatures in the UK approaching 40 degrees centigrade, it is not only your staff that need to be kept cool but also your chemicals. Organic Peroxides in particular need to be kept cool so they do not spontaneously catch fire which they can do should they reach their Self Accelerating Decomposition Temperature…
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Introducing our new hazardous expert

At Cawleys we have long been proud of our cutting-edge hazardous waste service. From toxic liquids and animal waste, to oils and lithium batteries, we offer a bespoke service for clients who need a more specialist approach to the waste they produce. What is hazardous waste? Hazardous waste is defined as anything that has the…
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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…
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Cesspit or Septic – Cawleys can help

Living in the countryside or an historic property has lots to offer. Quintessential British living in a picturesque setting is a highly attractive option but in many cases modern practicality is less available. This is particularly true when it comes to the slightly un-glamourous topic of domestic waste disposal. Living in a property that is…
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Fire Fire

Is your business risking lives (and fines) by including hazardous everyday items in its general waste? Cawelys’ Hazbox is the ideal solution. Fire Risk Recently, one of our general waste collections had to be unexpectedly halted due to the outbreak of fire in our refuse lorry. After noticing the fire, our quick-thinking driver promptly emptied…
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The lowdown on liquid waste

As part of our hazardous waste series, Alan College, Senior Manager at Cawleys takes a look at bulk liquid transfer. What it is? Why does your business need it? And what are the benefits of working with an experienced waste provider to assist with its disposal? Liquid assets Many organisations will need to dispose of…
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