Category Archives: Hazardous & WEEE

What’s in store for the waste industry in 2020 and beyond?

Kathryn Wright invests the waste industry for the forthcoming year, and looks at potential new trends and challenges. 2020 will see the start of the clean, lean years in terms of recycling. Any business which wants to embrace the green agenda in a meaningful way will have to look again at how they manage their…
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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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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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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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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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‘Haz’ your business gone hazardous?

Even if you don’t know it, most businesses produce some degree of hazardous waste. But did you know that it can be collected and recycled just like other waste streams? When it comes to waste it’s not always easy to tell which items are and aren’t hazardous. If you’re busy running your business, it’s likely…
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