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Safely Managing Hazardous Automotive Waste with Avon Material Supplies

In the world of the automotive industry, mechanics and car manufacturers play a pivotal role in keeping our vehicles running smoothly. However, beneath the grease-stained hands and roaring engines lies a pressing concern – hazardous waste generation.

From used oils to toxic chemicals, the automotive sector generates various hazardous wastes that demand careful handling and disposal. In this article, we’ll delve into the hazardous waste challenges faced by the automotive industry, shed light on the three most common waste types, and introduce you to Avon Material Supplies (AMS), your trusted partner in responsibly managing these environmental concerns.

Hazardous Waste in the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is no stranger to hazardous waste, with mechanics and manufacturers alike grappling with a range of potentially harmful materials. These include used engine oils, brake fluids, and coolant chemicals. The inherent danger lies in the toxic, flammable, or corrosive properties of these substances, making improper disposal a grave environmental and health risk. To tackle this issue effectively, it’s crucial to understand the three most common hazardous waste types and their proper management.

Used Engine Oils

Used engine oils are a staple in automotive maintenance. However, their disposal can be problematic due to their potential to contaminate soil and water. These oils often contain heavy metals and harmful chemicals that require specialized disposal methods to prevent environmental damage.

Brake Fluids

Brake fluids, necessary for vehicle safety, are another hazardous waste generated by the automotive industry. These fluids can be highly corrosive and should not be allowed to seep into the environment. Proper disposal and recycling are essential to prevent harm.

Coolant Chemicals

Automotive coolant, often ethylene glycol-based, poses a threat to the environment and wildlife. Ingestion or contact with coolant can be lethal. Safeguarding against such hazards involves responsible disposal and recycling practices.

Avon Material Supplies: Your Hazardous Waste Solution

AMS recognises the pressing need to manage hazardous waste generated by the automotive industry responsibly. With years of experience and full licensing in hazardous waste collection and disposal, we are your go-to partner in Dorset for addressing these concerns.

Our comprehensive services include:

  • Site Visits and Surveys: We can visit your site to assess your specific needs, ensuring a tailored waste management solution.
  • Licensed Collection and Disposal: We hold all the necessary licenses to safely collect and dispose of a wide range of hazardous waste types. 
  • Out-of-Hours and Emergency Collections: We understand that waste management doesn’t adhere to a 9-to-5 schedule. Our flexibility allows us to cater to your emergency collection needs. 
  • Bulk Collections: Our capacity to collect up to 8 tonnes of hazardous waste in a single trip ensures efficient disposal. 
  • Specialist Packaging, Labeling, and Containers: We provide the appropriate containers and labelling to meet legal requirements and ensure safe transport.
  • Documentation for Record-Keeping: We handle all necessary paperwork and documentation, aiding your compliance with regulations. With AMS, you can rest assured that your hazardous waste will be managed efficiently and in full compliance with environmental regulations.

Take Action Today

For automotive industry professionals, business owners, and mechanics across Dorset, AMS is your trusted partner in safely disposing of hazardous waste. Protect the environment, safeguard your community, and ensure regulatory compliance by choosing our expert services.

Don’t let hazardous waste become a hazard. For advice, a quote, or to arrange your collection, visit our website or call us at 01202 579579. Let’s work together to create a cleaner, safer future for the automotive industry.

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