Help for Businesses Managing Hazardous Waste

16/06/2008 Return to news archive

 The Haz Guide launched on the 11th June by the National Household Hazardous Waste Forum is the definitive guide on how to manage small business and household hazardous type waste. Recently updated, it helps users to keep abreast of rapidly changing environmental legislation and informs about the latest developments in management of small quantities of hazardous wastes.


The Guide is supported by Joan Ruddock MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Climate Change, Biodiversity and Waste who has supplied the foreword. This Guide updates the original Haz Guide published in 2005, also endorsed by Defra in its Waste Strategy 2007. The Haz Guide 2008 is sponsored by The BREW Centre for Local Authorities and Viridor and has been updated by Resource Futures.

The web-based Haz Guide 2008 is a source of information on a wide variety of hazardous wastes and it is now aimed at all those managing ‘day-to-day’ hazardous waste that typically arises in households and businesses, especially small and medium sized enterprises.


Many businesses may not realise they are producing hazardous waste including computer monitors, batteries, engine oil, gas cylinders, florescent light tubes and paint. The Haz Guide 2008 provides advice for businesses and those who manage such waste to assist their compliance and avoid the problems associated with its improper treatment and disposal. The guidance aims to help to minimise the risks to human health and the environment associated with the collection and disposal of household hazardous waste.


For more information on the Haz Guide visit