National recycling and waste management provider, Biffa, has been granted permission from the Environment Agency to grow its national asbestos disposal network.
The company is set to extend from four to ten dedicated waste transfer stations, with further plans to extend this to 12 by this summer.
Sites in Eastleigh, Hull, West Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham and Edinburgh will now be able to offer support to local businesses with the haulage and disposal of asbestos.
Businesses which regularly deal with the removal of the hazardous material in those areas will have access to the fully compliant service offer, including specialist exchange vehicles and depot based, ADR-licensed drivers. According to Biffa, ADR can assist in the safe storage and removal of bonded and fibrous forms of asbestos waste.
All waste collected will be double-bagged with the correct signage and stored in locked skip containers at the transfer stations, in line with the latest HSE and Environment Agency hazardous waste legislation.
George Pearce, I&C commercial development manager at Biffa, says: “We are very excited to be able to provide even more regions with our safe and simple asbestos offers, providing even more options for companies who regularly deal with the hazardous material.
“Biffa aims to deliver a national infrastructure to businesses in these new areas, allowing for an expert-led opportunity to compliantly tackle asbestos waste which they collect, which they previously may have not have access to.
“All materials will be stored safely at our transfer sites in compliant and locked container, which will then be disposed of correctly at licensed disposal sites.’
Source: letsrecycle.com Waste Managment