Hazardous materials are solids, liquids, or gases that are harmful to the environment, people or property. Hazardous waste generally includes materials that are radioactive, toxic, explosive, flammable, corrosive or bio hazardous.

Hazardous waste and materials must be handled with extreme care and only by people who have the correct training and equipment to do so, in many cases a specialist hazardous waste specialist will be required to move or deal with the disposal of the item.

Hazardous waste and dangerous goods are normally indicated by a diamond shaped warning sign. The colours of each sign relate to the type of hazardous substance, for example: flammable is red, explosive is orange (because mixing red-flammable with yellow-oxidising agent creates orange). Non flammable non toxic gas is green, this is due to all compressed air vessels being this colour in France after World War II. France is where the diamond system for identification of hazardous materials originated.

Mytum & Selby Waste Recycling Ltd are experts in the collection and disposal of all types of hazardous waste in Yorkshire including oils, chemicals, asbestos, WEEE, tyres, end of life vehicles (ELV), contaminated soil, batteries, white goods refrigerants, aerosols and fluorescent tubes. We also offer a direct recycling route for waste oils.

If you would like information or advice about how to deal with hazardous waste get in touch with Mytum & Selby Waste Recycling Ltd and find out how we can help.