Find out if the material is covered by the statutory definition of waste. If not, then the waste is not hazardous. Business waste is likely to fall within the statutory definition; most of the exclusions apply to natural materials from agriculture and mining. Emissions to air, liquid effluent, radioactive and explosive wastes are also excluded from the definition because they are regulated under separate legislation.
Determine if UK legislation contains specific provisions relating to the waste in question.
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