CHEMICALSAs specialists in hazardous waste management, AM Environmental Management offer advice and disposal for chemical waste.
Our Chemist can identify, segregate, package and label all classes of chemicals. Some of these classes are listed below.
CLASS 2 - GASES
These are divided into three groups:
2.1 Flammable gases.
2.2 Non-flammable, non-toxic gases.
2.3 Toxic gases.
CLASS 3 – FLAMMABLE
The word ‘flammable’ means will burn.
It is the vapour from the liquid that burns.
An empty drum of petrol is more hazardous than a full drum of petrol.
Class 4 is divided into three categories:
4.1 Flammable Solids.
4.2 Spontaneously Combustible Substances.
4.3 Dangerous When Wet Substances.
CLASS 5 - OXIDISING & ORGANIC PEROXIDES
Class 5 substances are divided into two categories:
Class 5.1 – Oxidising Substances.
Class 5.2 – Organic Peroxides.
CLASS 6 - TOXIC
These are divided into two categories:
Class 6.1 – Toxic substances.
Class 6.2 – Infectious Substances.
CLASS 6.2 - CLINICAL WASTE
This includes medicinal, cytotoxic, cytostatic, infectious, contaminated sharps, hygiene, implanted/infectious medical devices and radioactive waste.
CLASS 7 - RADIOACTIVES
Disposal of radioactive materials is complex, because of the complicated legislation as well as the nature of the material.
CLASS 8 – CORROSIVE
Corrosives can be:
acidic substances, basic or alkali substances or other corrosive substances.
Class 9 covers such miscellaneous substances like Asbestos and PCBs (poly chlorinated biphenyls).