Removing Hazardous Waste
The combining of various types of hazardous waste, such as asbestos with non hazardous material is prohibited.
The process of disposing hazardous waste with non-hazardous waste at the same landfill site was barred in July, 2004. The Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) came into force on 16 July 2005, which requires waste producers to ensure their waste is compliant.
Did You Know?
A large amount of waste asbestos in Surrey is corrugated roofing. According to The Land Registry, more than half (55%) of all industrial & commercial properties in the UK contain a white asbestos cement roof with fibre content between 10-15%
Surrey Asbestos Removal
Dedicated Asbestos Professionals
With over 25 years experience, we securely and safely collect all types of toxic materials for customers in Surrey:
- Corrugated Garage Roofs
- Cement Roofing Shingles
- Guttering, Fascias & Soffits
- Rollboard Insulation
- Suspended Ceiling Tiles
- Floor Tiles
- Artex Textured Ceilings & Walls
- Acoustic & Decorative Ceiling Plasters
- Cement Pipes
- Heating & Ventilation Duct Insulation
Waste Consignment Note
We supply a ‘Waste Consignment Note’ issued on completion of work, plus documented copies are kept on file for three years in full adherence with Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
Under the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005, waste consignment notes must be completed either by the producer or the carrier with comprehensive information relating to key data, including:
- Quantity in Kilograms
- Chemical & Biological Components of Waste with Concentrations
- Physical Form
- Hazard Code(s)
- Container Type, Number & Size
- Proper Shipping Name
- Any Special Handling Requirements
What is Asbestos?
Primarily used as a building component during the last century, asbestos is a fibrous mineral which is now known to be exceptionally perilous to health.
Due to its natural strength, as well as heat resistant properties, it understandably made for a suitable building material if it were not so dangerous for one’s health.
Made of several minerals, asbestos belongs to the serpentine and amphibole families of rock minerals.
Whilst different forms of asbestos have varying degrees of danger, all asbestos is considered perilous to health.
Anyone in contact with asbestos fibres is at serious risk of developing countless forms of cancer.
Why Is Asbestos Hazardous?
Asbestos becomes dangerous when the fibres are damaged or unsettled, and are set free into the atmosphere.
If those fibres are inhaled, it can lead to a number of diseases, of which most are futile to treat and can become fatal.
- lung cancer
- ovarian cancer
- malignant mesothelioma
- laryngeal cancer
- pleural thickening
Many leading health agencies classify every type of asbestos as being carcinogenic.
Some of these studies attempted to categorise toxicity levels in asbestos, and concluded that Chrysolite, the serpentine asbestos category, is by far the worst in terms of danger to health.
Types of Asbestos
There are six kinds of asbestos, which come under either the amphibole or serpentine mineral families, which are:
- Chrysotile (White Asbestos)
- Amosite (Brown Asbestos)
- Crocidolite (Blue Asbestos)
Chrysolite is the only variety to come under the serpentine group, which incidentally is the most deadly.
Its form is typically formed of curly fibres and sheet crystals.
The other five come under the Amphibole group which have different fibres, often described as needle-shaped.
Although not as lethal as serpentine-based asbestos, they are still considered as being highly dangerous.
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