The European Waste Catalogue lists approximately 650 different waste types. Those that are suffixed with an asterisk are considered hazardous.  In some instances, there are hazardous and non-hazardous entries for a specific type of waste. This occurs where the waste contains a dangerous substance at or above certain levels. Our skip hire Croydon team can provide further information.

In these cases, the composition of the waste must be assessed to determine whether it should be classified as hazardous or non-hazardous waste. Often the manufacturer’s product information or safety data sheets will provide guidance. It is important to note that it’s illegal to mix hazardous waste with either non-hazardous waste or other hazardous waste.