Household Clear-outs Lead to Rise in Hazardous Waste Tipping

Grace Harper
Nov 18, 2020 4:50:50 PM

Driven by an urge to redecorate or clean out garages during the pandemic lockdowns, household hazardous waste generation has boomed.

Efforts to reduce person-to-person contact, or operate within smaller budgets, means some local councils have scaled back collection events and amenities for dropping off household hazardous waste. One of the knock-on effects is a 300% increase in rubbish being dumped or fly tipped illegally, according to the Countryside Alliance, as many people know an item is hazardous, but simply don't know how to deal with it.

Waste is generally considered hazardous if it (or the material or substances it contains) is harmful to humans or the environment. Examples of hazardous waste include:

  •  Asbestos
  •  Chemicals, such as brake fluid or print toner
  •  Batteries
  •  Solvents
  •  Pesticides
  • Oils (except edible ones), such as car oil
  •  Appliances containing ozone depleting substances, like fridges
  •  Hazardous waste containers such as paint tins

Here at Dunmow Group our hazardous waste team are experienced in the safe disposal of hazardous items, materials and chemicals. Our fleet of waste collection vehicles and trained operatives respond at short notice to household and business requests.

New and existing customers can reach out to our customer care team via Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp to seek advice on clearances. By simply uploading pictures or videos of your waste, we're able to respond with a quote.

Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for our customers to recycle and dispose of their waste safely. Be it hazardous, metals, white goods or general household rubbish, Dunmow  Group have got it covered.

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