About our Hazardous Waste Disposal Service

Recycling Lives offers comprehensive hazardous waste disposal solutions. 

  • 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

We can facilitate the collection and disposal of all hazardous waste, ensuring that all waste streams are disposed of responsibly and with full compliance. 

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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.

who we work with

  • tomee tippee ®
  • Superdrug
  • makita ®
  • claire's
  • BRITVIC pic ®
  • Russell Hobbs
  • CocaCola
  • tyco Security Products

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 removal that has a Social Value

All our services, from hazardous waste collection to hazardous waste management, contribute to the creation of significant social value - so your hazardous waste disposal becomes a charitable process.

As well as supporting our charitable programmes through hazardous waste disposal, we are creating skilled jobs in waste management.

All our departments, from office-based to operational teams, create training and employment opportunities for people from marginalised backgrounds, giving us a diverse team with a wealth of life and work experience. 

Working with Recycling Lives means your business supports and sustains our life-changing charitable programmes.

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Creating Opportunities

All our commercial activities support and sustain our charitable programmes; reducing reoffending, supporting homeless men and redistributing food. These create opportunities through:

  • HMP Academies - offenders in prison undertake meaningful work, in recycling and waste management processes, to gain transferable life and work skills ahead of release;
  • Residential Support - individuals who would otherwise be homeless are supported to regain their independence and move into work and housing;
  • Food Redistribution - small charities and community groups are supported to reduce their running costs and expand their service offering as we redistribute surplus food from supermarkets and suppliers to them.

The Impact of our partnerships

Our work is doing more than just changing lives for individuals, families and communities - between 2015 and 2018 it has created huge savings for society by reducing costs to the taxpayer and creating social value worth millions of pounds.

In the last three years

  • 24 individuals supported into independent living
  • + 136 ex-offenders rehabilitated
    and supported into work
  • + 2,174,140 meals delivered across
    Lancashire & Cumbria
  • = £17.3m reported Social Value -
    created through savings to society

Hazardous Waste REGULATIONS

The Regulations around Hazardous Waste

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

Hazardous Waste Disposal FAQs

Find the answers to all your questions about hazardous waste disposal below.

Q: Where to recycle hazardous waste?

At Recycling Lives we aim to achieve a 100% recycling rate, which means that anything that can be recycled will be recycled. This includes hazardous waste containers and packaging. 

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

why work with us

Josh Steiner Social Value & Sustainability Manager Wates Group Recycling Lives has reaped the rewards of strong commercial and social credentials to secure large-scale contracts. The high value and quality nature of the service, alongside its demonstrable social benefits has prompted the organisation’s ongoing success, allowing it to expand its range of services and open in new locations to achieve nationwide coverage Read moreRead less
Jeremy Hartley Managing Director Eric Wright Group The Eric Wright Group has always recognised the importance of supporting the local community and using our business activities to improve people’s lives. Working with Recycling Lives gives us an opportunity to continue to make a real difference and achieve more through working together. Read moreRead less
Martin Chown Supply Chain Director Sellafield Limited We are committed to ensuring our local communities derive maximum economic benefit from the money we spend at Sellafield, by insisting companies that win work with us to invest to support local growth. Recycling Lives has these values at its core and I’m excited by their plans. The contract win also allowed for the creation of a number of jobs in Cumbria as we work to open a new site in the county, creating jobs for yard operatives, drivers and site managers. Read moreRead less

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