Hazardous waste


Hazardous waste is used as a collective name for waste which, in the short or long term, causes damage to humans, animals or ecosystems if it is not properly handled. We have the knowledge and the licences required to help you with efficient and safe handling of all kinds of hazardous waste.

How hazardous waste can be a valuable asset

For us, hazardous waste is a valuable resource that can be turned into something new and useful. Recycling hazardous waste is good for the environment, but it can also lead to increased competitive advantages for companies and industries.

Climb the waste hierachy

Today, a large part of the hazardous waste is used for energy recovery or disposed of in landfill sites. This is a waste of resources. We go one step further and make sure it can be recycled and reused in new ways. For example, we recover metal from metal-based dust and purify chemicals in solvents such as oil and glycol so that it can be used again. This helps our customers to move up the waste hierarchy and become more sustainable.

FLEXIBLe solutions are the key

Hazardous waste should always be handled by experts who know what they are doing. At Stena Recycling, we always ensure that our specialists have the right expertise and are trained in safety, new techniques, laws and regulations. Rules and regulations are consatntly updated and the customers' production process can change. This means that we must be alert and prepared to adapt so that we never become dependent on a single method. Thanks to our own facilities combined with a broad network of partners, we always find flexible solutions that can be adapted to new circumstances.

This is what we do with hazardous waste

  • Inventory of waste
  • Labelling of packaging
  • Collection in the right container
  • Pick up and transport to Stena Recycling
  • Documentation according to laws and regulations
  • Processing in our own treatment facilities
  • Delivery for final treatment or customer

Hazardous waste facts

  • Contaminated water can be purified and releaased in to the sea again – we have treatment methods
  • Waste oil and other waste containing traces of oil can be recycled in to lubricating oil and fuel products
  • Metals in batteries can be recycled in to raw materials for new products

TRENDs IN hazardous waste

  • 40 percent increase in hazardous waste from companies, households and healthcare in the next five years within the EU
  • More and more registered chemicals are clasified as hazardous waste
  • More stringent laws for handling, labelling and transport create tougher demands on operators

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