Hazardous Waste Disposal Landfill

Safe, efficient, compliant landfill disposal of hazardous waste

Our hazardous waste disposal landfill site has over 2,000,000 m3 of available capacity hazardous waste1 and can accept a range of hazardous waste. As well as being accessible by road the site can be reached by both rail sidings and the docks without the need to use the public highway, this provides additional options to waste producers with significant volumes of waste. The Teesport landfill site is therefore ideally suited for both local and national infrastructure projects as well as regional waste arisings arriving by road.

To complement our disposal site, we are looking to develop treatment facilities and have an Environmental Permit in place. We are always interested to speak to producers of hazardous waste who may be looking for treatment solutions as well as disposal options.

Is it hazardous waste?

This is the first question that should always be asked!

Hazardous waste Determination

The first thing to do is determine if a waste is categorised as a hazardous waste by checking its waste code, this diagram will help.

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Generally, when you check the waste code or codes that are relevant to your waste stream, it will have an identifying asterisk signifying if it’s hazardous.

Sometimes, if a waste contains dangerous substances, at or greater than permitted levels, it might attract both non-hazardous and hazardous entries simultaneously.

If or when this happens, the detailed composition of the waste must be determined and an assessment made as to whether the waste possesses hazardous components or properties before it can be accurately classified. A good source of this information would be product safety data of the manufacturer.

Hazardous Waste Streams

Hazardous waste is a waste that exhibits characteristics that potentially make it dangerous or harmful to the environment or human health. The overall scope of what constitute hazardous wastes is considerable and varied. Hazardous wastes can be solids, liquids or contained gases. They can be the by-products of a manufacturing process, unwanted commercial products, or discarded used materials.

EWC Codes

The use of EWC codes is legally required as part the Duty of Care (DoC) legislation across the UK.

Here is a list of the top 10 wastes that are disposed of in our Teesport Hazardous Landfill.

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What counts as business waste

Business waste is defined as any waste that originates from commercial activities. If a business is run from home the business waste is any waste that comes from that part.

Business waste also consists of any waste that comes from the following:
- construction
- demolition
- industry
- agriculture

Listed below are some properties that make a waste stream, hazardous, they are briefly :

  • non-hazardousnon-hazardous H1 - Explosive
  • non-hazardousnon-hazardous H2 - Oxidising
  • non-hazardousnon-hazardous H3 - Flammable
  • non-hazardousnon-hazardous H4 - Irritant
  • non-hazardousnon-hazardous H5 - Harmful
  • non-hazardousnon-hazardous H6 - Toxic
  • non-hazardousnon-hazardous H7 - Carcinogenic
  • non-hazardousnon-hazardous H8 - Corrosive
  • non-hazardous H9 - Infectious
  • non-hazardousnon-hazardous H10 - Toxic for reproduction
  • non-hazardousnon-hazardous H11 - Mutagenic
  • non-hazardousnon-hazardous H12 - Waste capable of realeasing toxic gasesToxic
  • non-hazardousnon-hazardous H13 - Sensitising
  • non-hazardousnon-hazardous H14 - Exotoxic
  • non-hazardous H15 - Waste capable of yielding any of the above after disposal

Environmentally Engineered

Our hazardous waste landfill at Teesport was designed and constructed to the highest specification, ensuring regulatory compliance, guaranteeing total and complete protection of the environment for many years to come.

Hazardous waste is complicated

non-hazardous9Hazardous landfill sites are required to be licensed and permitted for each type of hazardous waste to be disposed at that landfill, view our hazardous landfill permit here.

Be aware that the availability and disposal capacity of various hazardous waste types may vary from year to year dependent on the disposal sites' permit. Hazardous waste producers need to take this into account as part of their waste management strategy.

Volumes of hazardous waste that can be accepted by any landfill operator are set by the regulatory authorities each year. It is important that if a producer has a significant amount of hazardous waste to dispose of, it is advisable to plan ahead and contact the landfill to be confident that sufficient disposal capacity is available for the volumes and timescale involved.

The team at Highfield will help waste producers in any way they can in managing their waste using our extensive practical knowledge and expertise. We pride ourselves on our experience in the management, handling, disposal and classification of the majority of hazardous wastes.

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