Veolia increases hazardous waste capacity with new regional facility

Published: 8-Jun-2023

This includes services on the customer's site to help classify and package waste, the collection at the point of production and on-site transfer and consolidation

Resource management company Veolia is increasing hazardous waste capacity in the north east with a new 20,000 tonnes per annum Hazardous Waste Transfer Station facility in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 

Based on a secure site, the new facility is designed to provide the chemical, agrochemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries in the region with the full range of compliant recycling and treatment options available for hazardous waste.

The facility adds to the company's six existing hazardous waste transfer stations and will provide the full range of services. This includes services on the customer's site to help classify and package waste, the collection at the point of production and on-site transfer and consolidation, through to off-site transportation, treatment and recycling.

Operating as a central hub for complex waste streams the dedicated site will include a new laboratory for analysis and identification of wastes, and will segregate each item based on potential hazards, physical and chemical properties. This will ensure correct classification, storage and movement in accordance with the local geographical legislation, and provide all the required regulatory documents for pre-acceptance and disposal. 

Effective and compliant management of the complex waste streams from today's key industries is important to ensure we protect people

After analysis the waste streams will go on to the appropriate treatment, through Veolia's specialist solvent recycling, fuel blending, oil recycling, inorganic treatment or High Temperature Incineration, which enables waste to be processed at the highest level of the waste hierarchy.

Donald Macphail, Chief Operating Officer, Treatment at Veolia said: "Effective and compliant management of the complex waste streams from today's key industries is important to ensure we protect people and the environment, and the expansion of Veolia's capabilities in the north east means we will now be able to increase the efficiency for all our customers in the region.”

Macphail continued: "By using the latest technologies we can now more effectively treat this waste, moving it up the waste hierarchy, and lowering the carbon impact."

The new facility follows Veolia's recent developments in hazardous waste management, including the additional 15,000 tonnes per year medical waste management capacity aimed at addressing key issues for the healthcare sector, and the introduction of the first end-to-end cloud based system that ensures compliance and traceability for hazardous wastes.

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