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Hazardous waste law to impact automotive trade

Automotive businesses will now have to register with the Environment Agency (EA) before hazardous waste they are responsible for it can be collected.

The OSS Group, the hazardous waste management company, is offering to help businesses deal with the latest the hazardous waste legislation that comes into effect on July 16.

Items such as waste oil, used batteries, oil filters, anti-freeze, brake fluid, contaminated rags and fluorescent tubes are reclassified as 'hazardous' and can't be co-disposed of with the normal general waste.

Specific details of every premises producing hazardous waste are required by the EA. On receipt of the information the EA will issue a Premises Code, which will then be used as part of the notification process in all future waste collections.

Businesses producing hazardous waste will need a separate registration for each of their operating sites, as every site will need its own Premises Code.

In addition to the rules relating to the registration requirements automotive businesses will also be expected to demonstrate that their waste is being disposed of correctly.

This puts a major emphasis on businesses to introduce measures to properly segregate, handle and store their wastes as well as minimise the amount being sent to landfill.

To find out more contact The OSS Group on 0870 240 1055 or visit www.ossgroupltd.com

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