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Legally compliant liquid waste disposal

Looking for ways to safely dispose of your liquid waste?

Envirogreen offer a range of services to domestic, commercial and industrial clients alike.

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Ever increasing layers of legislation and stringent requirements coupled with rising costs and penalties for non-compliance make liquid waste disposal expensive and difficult to manage. With a fleet of vehicles ranging from 2,000 to 6,000 gallons, we can handle your liquid wastes whatever they are. Specialising in industrial and construction effluent, regular or one-off collections, we’re equipped for anything.

From our base in Slough, Berkshire, our team provides a nationwide service so wherever you are you can benefit from our expertise.

What kinds of liquid waste do we dispose of?

  • Waste oil
  • Oily water
  • Soluble oil
  • Spray booth sludge
  • Contaminated water
  • Glycol mixtures
  • Interceptors
  • Production washings

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How do we dispose of your liquid waste?

Tanker services

From  paint sludge and process washings to galvanising acids, cutting oils and liquid food waste, Envirogreen can provide transport and fully compliant, environmentally responsible options for disposal or recycling.

Bund emptying

Bunds around tanks or under storage areas frequently fill up with water which becomes contaminated and needs to be pumped out.

Envirogreen’s tankers can provide the emptying service and offer a cleaning service too, if required, using our combination units with on board jetting equipment.
 

Interceptors, catch-pits and gulley waste

With our fleet of high volume gulley suckers, 2,000 and 3,000 gallon tankers and high-pressure jetting equipment, we can handle all sorts of interceptors, catch-pits and gulleys and advise on the most cost-effective ways to empty and clean them. For deep cleaning, we have towed high-pressure jetting equipment, van mounted kit and tankers equipped with Molex pumps.

To prevent the build-up of oil, silt, debris and contaminants in your drainage system and to keep your interceptor operating at optimal efficiency, we recommend 6 monthly servicing for standard installations.

Drilling mud and contaminated liquids

You must get a trade effluent consent or enter into a trade effluent agreement with your water and sewerage company before you discharge trade effluent to a public foul sewer or a private sewer that connects to a public foul sewer.

Where the waste arising is for a temporary period or a consent will take too long, be too expensive or has been refused, the waste will have to be contained on site and removed by tanker for offsite disposal.

Envirogreen are here to help with a range of vehicles and disposal or treatment options to handle the logistics and ensure that the waste is disposed of cost effectively.
 

Liquid food waste and grease

Envirogreen offer a disposal service for food production washings and emptying and cleaning of grease traps.

Typical wastes we can handle include molasses and sugar washings and water contaminated with blood and other animal by-products.
 

Drain clearing, soak away testing and CCTV surveys

From simple blockages utilising drain rods or high-pressure jetting through to more complicated investigation through a CCTV survey or root cutting, Envirogreen offer a full service for investigating and clearing drains. Where there is more severe damage, we can provide other remedial work such as relining, excavation or replacement of damaged or collapsed pipework.

Environmental clean-up and flood response

When you have an accidental spill, a pipe or tank fails or a natural disaster occurs, Envirogreen are here to offer support, arrange for emergency clearance and deal with the clean-up operation afterwards.

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What legal requirements are involved?

Water Industry Act 1991
It is a criminal offence under section 111 of the Water Industry Act 1991 to discharge into the public sewers any matter which may interfere with the free flow of waste water.

Environmental Protection Act 1990 – Duty of Care
The objective of the Duty of Care is to ensure that all waste is managed correctly from the place where it is produced to the point of final disposal. This includes ensuring that the collector is registered with the Environment Agency and that all waste is taken to a licensed disposal site.

Environmental Protection Act 1990 – Statutory Nuisance
The local authority’s environmental health department will deal with any reported complaints of “statutory nuisance” such as smells, effluents, accumulation of refuse or any premises in such a state as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance.

Animal By-Products Regulations EC 1774/2002 (ABPR)
From 1 November 2004, waste cooking oil from catering premises can no longer be used as an ingredient in animal feed (to safeguard the food chain). The collection of waste cooking oil must be via a licensed waste carrier. From October 2007, liquid waste may not be disposed of at landfill.

Building Act 1984
Section 59 of the Building Act 1984 enables a local authority to require satisfactory provision for drainage of an existing building by service of a notice on the owner. This can include a requirement for the installation of a grease trap.

Food Safety Act 1990
Problems arising from the effect of fat, oil and grease on drains, resulting in a failure to comply with the Food Hygiene Regulations, could result in prosecution or an emergency prohibition order preventing trading from the premises.

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To have your liquid waste disposed of safely and cost effectively, call 01753 323 001