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Hazardous Waste

Working with businesses to create total hazardous waste management solutions

About our hazardous waste disposal service

Recycling Lives Services offers comprehensive hazardous waste disposal solutions. We can facilitate the collection and disposal of all hazardous waste, ensuring that all waste streams are disposed of responsibly and with full compliance.

  • Processing all hazardous waste at Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities, fully licenced by the Environment Agency
  • Offering closed-loop solutions to ensure that all hazardous waste that can be recycled will be recycled
  • Specialising in the disposal of hazardous WEEE waste

Total waste management solutions for hazardous waste

We incorporate hazardous waste disposal into a total waste management solution tailor made to your business, managing all waste streams, including general waste, dry mixed recycling, cardboard and packaging as well as hazardous waste.

We assess your waste streams to find more efficient ways to manage your hazardous waste while ensuring full compliance throughout the disposal process. We aim to reduce waste creation and increase recycle rates through effective hazardous waste management.

Benefits Designed To Help Your Business

Modern weighbridge systems ensuring total transparency

Visible weights on all scales and weighbridges

Camera footage of weighbridges and processing available

Dedicated account managers; experts in hazardous waste disposal

Sales support team to handle day-to-day account management

Monthly reporting on hazardous waste collection and materials recycled

Compliance Services to ensure you meet all hazardous waste disposal legislation and regulations

Hazardous waste regulations

The Duty of Care Regulations state that as a waste holder you must take all reasonable steps to:

  • Prevent unauthorised or harmful deposit, treatment or disposal of waste
  • Ensure that all waste is disposed of with a business or individuals that have the correct and relevant environmental permit issued but the Environmental Agency like Recycling Lives
  • Prevent other parties from breaching permit conditions relevant to the type of waste they process
  • Provide an accurate description of the waste when it is transferred to another business or individual
  • Retain waste documentation about hazardous waste for three years

In addition, any waste holder must ensure that waste is transferred to a business or individual that is:

  • Registered as a carrier, broker or dealer of waste
  • A waste management operator with the relevant permit or registered exemption to accept such waste


Where can I recycle hazardous waste?
Recycling Lives Services aim to achieve a 100% recycling rate, which means that anything that can be recycled will be recycled.
What happens if I don’t fulfil my legal duty of care?
Breach of the duty of care is an offence, with a penalty of up to £5,000 on summary conviction or an unlimited fine on conviction on indictment.
Can I dispose of non-hazardous waste with my hazardous waste?
The mixing of different categories of hazardous waste or the mixing of hazardous waste with non-hazardous waste is prohibited under the regulations, unless the mixing is authorised by a permit or exemption.
What waste documentation is needed for hazardous waste?
All hazardous waste must be transferred with an accompanying consignment note, which is prepared before the waste is moved.

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Why work with us
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British Gas

“Our relationship with Recycling Lives spans more than 6 years starting with our first load in 2016.

We send scrap and waste material including copper, brass, ferrous metal and more they also handle our hazardous waste such as oil and aerosols. We honestly like everything about Recycling Lives, their people are dedicated to what they do, work hard and are exceptionally friendly to deal with. Their attitude to work and charity is inspirational. Long may our partnership continue.”

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British Telecom

“BT and Recycling Lives have a long established relationship stretching back over 15 years.

We were looking to ensure we met and exceeded all of our environmental and waste targets and goals. To enable us to achieve this, we needed to work with the right partners that carry the same values and provide us with solutions we need in an ever change environment. Recycling Lives have continuously demonstrated their ability to deliver, always willing to go that extra mile when needed, and have built a trust within BT that our waste is in safe hands. We will continue to work with Recycling Lives in the future.”


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