B3.5.2.6 Hazardous Waste


In general terms hazardous waste is waste that is harmful to people or the environment, due to hazardous properties.

The classification of waste, and whether it is hazardous or not, is quite technical. The Environment Agency have issued a guidance document, “WM2”, which should be consulted, along with the List of Waste Regulations.

In England and Wales, the term Hazardous Waste replaced the previous terminology of Special Waste.

In Scotland the term Special Waste is still used.