Hazardous Waste

Waste Is Everywhere

Hazardous wastes are generated by almost all types of business, from paint and aerosols, oil and oily rags up to laboratory wastes and bulk chemical clearances.

A waste is classed as ‘hazardous’ under environmental legislation when it contains substances or has properties that might make it harmful to human health or the environment. There are many wastes which have now been classified as ‘hazardous which means a lot of businesses that previously didn’t consider themselves as producers of hazardous waste, now fall into that category.


Our process allows for a more controlled processing of waste and biomass than conventional incineration. Pollutants normally associated with incineration are either destroyed or not produced. This means the CliniPower plant can meet the most exacting environmental standards with a fraction of the ‘clean-up’ equipment required by conventional facilities.

How do I know if my waste is hazardous?

In the first instance, you can check the waste code or codes associated with your type of waste in the EWC (Europiean Waste Catalogue) – it will have an asterisk against it if it’s hazardous.

There are some waste materials that have both hazardous and non-hazardous entries, depending on whether it contains dangerous substances at or above certain levels.

In these cases you must determine the waste’s composition and assess if it has hazardous properties or components before you can classify it, often the information contained in the product’s MSDs sheets will help you do this, and various products include orange and black danger symbols or red and white hazard pictograms to indicate if they’re hazardous. If you are in any doubt contact us and one of our experts will be able to help.