Some waste streams, especially hazardous waste, can present threat to human safety and the environment. Waste that is considered hazardous to humans, such as asbestos, requires specialist handing and careful disposal. Environmentally hazardous waste must be disposed of separately to general waste to ensure impact is minimised.
Larger waste products, including mattresses and tyres, are disposed of separately due to their size and weight. Also, this waste may be difficult and costly to process, needing specialist disposal or billing.
Electrical waste, under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, must be properly separated and disposed of to reduce the amount of WEEE sent to landfill or incineration. Items labelled with a symbol depicting a crossed-out wheelie bin, or that require electricity to work, are considered EEE. Households and businesses looking to dispose of WEEE should seek advice from specialist disposal companies to ensure compliance and environmental consideration.
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