Sorting out your company’s commercial waste disposal is a huge and complicated hassle. Your employer’s greatest concerns with such an undertaking will always be time and money.
So how to make the process as simple as possible, and quickly convey to your boss everything he or she needs to know? Here’s a simple checklist.
What kind of waste have I got?
The first thing to do is to determine what kind of waste you have and how you will need to get rid of it. Commercial waste falls under a number of different categories. Is it hazardous such as petrol and diesel, caustic acids, paints, flammables.. Is it clinical waste that might be infectious? Or is it non-hazardous, such as sewage, food waste and wash water?
Each of these will need to be treated, stored and disposed of in different ways.
How can I make my waste disposal more efficient?
Depending on the nature of your waste, you will need to decide which system of drainage and disposal is most efficient. This involves determining the simplest options while ensuring that they match up to any health and safety standards for the particular kind of waste you will be disposing of.
An efficient waste disposal system reduces the amount of waste your business produces and lessens the environmental impact as much as possible, in accordance with the standards set by the Environment Agency and their ‘Consent to Discharge‘.
Our simple waste control form makes it simple for you to know what to do
There are several treatment facilities you could install, including sewage treatment plants and septic tanks. Whether you have an existing waste disposal system or are in need of a new one, a survey will need to be done.
What storage containers should I put my waste in?
Once you’ve decided what the nature of your waste is, you’ll need to know what containers to put your waste in for safety and disposal, whether storage tanks (for liquid waste)?or drums.
As per the rules of the Environment Agency, all waste should be stored in a secure place, or bunded area, in containers that will stop any of it from leaking or escaping. Containers will need covers, which should be waterproof if rain might cause contaminated run-off. Hazardous waste must be subject to a risk assessment, and the containers regularly checked for damage.
How will I produce labels so I can tell my staff what to put where?
All waste containers should be labelled, and there should also be thorough documentation recording where everything goes. Hazardous waste will need the appropriate symbols to indicate the nature of the hazard.
Labels will be provided by Mayglothling as part of the standard process of documenting a system and providing any required storage containers.
Can you just take it away and give me the paperwork?
When Mayglothling evaluate your waste disposal system, we can provide you with all documentation required under the regulations for hazardous waste and the Environmental Protection Act. When we collect waste, we have a simple waste control form for you to fill out.
The bottom line with any of your waste disposal requirements is that Mayglothling can take it off your hands and do it for you: we handle everything from surveying your waste, suggesting the most efficient systems and providing and labelling storage containers to sorting out the necessary paperwork.