Priority Waste

FAQs

Our breadth and depth of knowledge within the Waste Management industry means that we are geared up to face any challenge, no matter what sector or size of job there is to do.

What should I look for in a supplier?

  • Companies that have a vast network of suppliers to enable them to offer emergency back-up services where an existing supplier may fail a collection due to unforeseen circumstances and their own fleet of vehicles to utilise where necessary
  • Companies that offer full traceability and provide correct legal documentation
  • Companies that follow the waste hierarchy correctly and ensure their supply chain also meet the same stringent requirements
  • Companies that are sustainable and able to continuously improve to offer a first rate service

What legislation is there surrounding waste management?

There is a number of regulations pertaining to waste management – Environmental Protection Act 1990 Part II, Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005, List of Wastes (England) Regulations 2005 to name but a few – and it is the remit of the Environment Agency to apply and enforce waste management law.

Failing to dispose of hazardous waste correctly can lead to fines or possible imprisonment. There is also a “duty of care”, according to ukela.org, which requires any person in the waste chain from production to disposal to prevent any other person in the chain from committing an offence.

What is hazardous waste?

Hazardous waste materials are present in almost all work places. Items such as: fridges, batteries, print toner, aerosols and cleaning chemicals are amongst the most common examples of items classified as hazardous, together with more obvious examples such as: solvents, adhesives, paints, oils, oily rags and industrial chemicals – even empty containers of such are considered a hazard.

How do I change from my current waste provider?

We have a team of people who can process the cancellations with existing waste providers. The team will send a series of signed letters recorded delivery to your existing waste service provider on production of a recent contract from you. We can start the cancellation process in line with your existing terms and conditions to remove the hassle of changing. We will even hold the prices until your start date, so that you are still making a saving.

Can Priority Waste save my organisation money?

Priority Waste has a wealth of experience in the waste management industry. We will be able to offer you a cost for your waste service depending on your specific waste streams and needs. If you can provide our representative with a copy of a recent invoice from your current waste service provider, we’ll be able to establish where we can save you money.

Can I continue to take my waste home?

In accordance with Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, businesses have a legal responsibility called a ‘Duty of Care’ to ensure that their waste is securely stored and disposed of legally. The safest way to achieve this is by using a registered waste carrier. It is not legally compliant for organisations to take their waste home as their waste should be dealt with as commercial and industrial waste, not domestic waste. Please call 0800 078 9580 to arrange a free no obligation visit from one of our representatives who can offer you further advice.

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