Reliable fire extinguisher disposal service
Our friendly team will collect and remove your old fire extinguishers from anywhere at your business within an agreed 2-hour time slot.
As a registered licensed waste carrier, we will provide you with a waste transfer note which is a legal requirement. From there, we will assess the items to determine if they can be reused or recycled in order to minimise the amount that is sent to landfill.
Why are fire extinguishers hazardous waste?
Every business has a legal obligation to ensure their hazardous waste is disposed of safely and legally.
Waste is considered ‘hazardous’ under the government’s environmental legislation (see here) when it contains substances or has properties that may make it harmful to human health or the environment. This does not necessarily mean it is an immediate risk to human health, although some waste can be.
Fire extinguishers are classified as hazardous waste due to the high pressure chemicals they contain that could be harmful if mishandled.
What type of fire extinguishers can you collect?
We take all kind of fire extinguishers. The kinds we take are:
- CO2 Fire Extinguishers
- Oxygen fire extinguisher
- Dry Chemical Extinguisher
- Dry powder
Unless they are empty, fire extinguishers are classed as hazardous waste. This means that whoever you use to collect them must issue a Hazardous Waste Consignment Note.
Why Choose Yes Waste for your fire extinguisher disposal
As a licensed and insured waste management company, our professional, friendly and efficient teams help businesses throughout Yorkshire and Manchester with their wait and load requirements.
Our uniformed teams usually consist of two or three people who will contact you when they are 30 minutes away. Once they arrive, they will quickly and efficiently load the unwanted fire extinguishers into our dedicated vehicles and provide you with the required legal paperwork before disposing of the items at fully licensed recycling stations.
Want to know more about our fire extinguisher disposal service?
We’re always happy to discuss your fire extinguisher disposal requirements with you, so please get in touch by completing our form. Alternatively, we realise that completing forms is not for everyone. Therefore, if you would like to discuss your requirements in more detail, please call one of our friendly team for expert advice on 0800 058 2522.