Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste poses particular risks to health and the environment so it is especially important to us that they are managed properly. Hazardous waste includes many everyday items, batteries, aerosols, fluorescent light bulbs, old style TV’s and computer monitors, waste oils and oily rags, paints, garden chemicals, and electrical equipment. All industries generate some form of hazardous waste, it is not all produced by large chemical manufacturers or oil refineries. Smaller companies like car repair garages, dry cleaners, even offices and shops all produce some form of hazardous waste. JSO has specialised containers and operates a collection service for the safe removal, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste materials including clinical waste. Various sizes and selection of containers are dependent on the hazardous nature of the waste.



  • Duty of Care

When waste is disposed of it may pass through the hands of several people, including: the waste producer, waste carrier, waste disposer and also possibly an agent. As a licensed disposer of waste, JSO has a duty of care when handling waste to ensure that:


  • Waste is not illegally disposed of or dealt with without a licence or in breach of a licence or in a way that causes pollution or harm.
  • Waste does not escape from a person's control.
  • Waste is transferred only to an 'authorised person', such as a registered agency, a registered carrier or a licensed disposer.
  • When the waste is transferred, it is accompanied by a full written description. The description needs to be sufficient for each person in the disposal chain to understand what they are disposing of.