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Garage Waste Disposal


The automotive industry, including facilities such as garages, repair shops, and factories, produces large volumes of waste on a daily basis. As a large proportion of this waste, such as fuel or related products, could be considered hazardous, company owners must have a strong waste management plan in place that allows them to store and dispose of this waste appropriately.

Bins suitable for garages

Oil Drums

oil drum for waste disposal

We can provide waste oil drums in various sizes from 20L to 205L

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1100 L Wheelie Bin

1100 l wheelie bin 4 wheels commercial waste

The most common bin, 4 wheels, can be lockable. Holds 15+ bags

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660 L Wheelie Bin

660 l wheelie bin 4 wheels commercial waste

A big bin, 4 wheels suitable to hold 10 - 12 bags. Can come with a lock

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360 L Wheelie Bin

360 l wheelie bin for commercial waste

A bit bigger than the one outside your house. Holds 5 - 7 Bags

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240 L Wheelie Bin

240 l wheelie bin for commercial waste

This is the same size as the one outside your house. Holds 3 - 5 bags

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Automotive Waste?

Automotive waste is an umbrella term for any waste produced during the production of new vehicles or is used to keep them running/in good shape. As a result, this could include:

Waste Oil.
Waste Oil likely makes up a large percentage of the overall waste produced in the automotive industry. In this case, waste oil will typically come in the form of diesel, gas, brake fluid or automotive fuel. Companies should also ensure that they safely and securely dispose of any materials that have also come into contact with these oils, such as waste oil filters and soiled rags. This is because waste oils are highly flammable.

Waste Tyres.
Garages must also dispose of large quantities of waste tyres. Typically, this means tyres that are unsafe for the road, such as those that may have been pierced, punctured or otherwise damaged. Thankfully, waste tyres can now be taken to recycling facilities for reuse instead of being thrown away.

Ferrous Scraps.
Car garages and manufacturing companies also produce large volumes of scrap metal during their daily operations. This is sometimes referred to as ‘ferrous scraps’ and could include waste metals such as iron or steel.

Automotive Batteries.
Automotive Batteries are used to power vehicles by converting chemicals into electrical energy. As a result, it is hardly surprising that the automotive industry produces large amounts of battery waste each year. However, as the chemicals within the batteries are particularly hazardous to both human health and the planet, great care must be taken when disposing of them.

Dry Mixed Recycling.
Like any business, automotive companies tend to produce large volumes of Dry Mixed Recycling Waste. For example, this could include paper products such as receipts, instruction manuals and maintenance guides. Additionally, it could include cardboard products used for storage.

Plastic Waste.
Many automotive parts are made from plastic materials, such as panels, bumpers, dashboards, vents and door handles. Therefore, any facilities that manufacture or repair cars will also produce large volumes of plastic waste – most of which is suitable for recycling.

Aerosol Waste.
Aerosols, such as spray paints or cleaning products, are also used frequently in car garages and must be disposed of carefully. They should be stored separately from the rest of your automotive waste.

How should Automotive Waste be stored?

As a Business Owner, it’s crucial that you know exactly how to store waste within your facility. Doing so ensures the health and safety of your staff and customers and allows you to put precautions in place to minimize the impact your company has upon the environment. At Divert, we can provide you with free access to a wide range of bins for use at your facility. This includes:

Oil Drums and Barrels
Wheelie Bins (For non-hazardous materials and general waste)
Skips. (For recyclable materials, such as plastics)

How can Automotive Companies reduce their waste?

You can take various steps to reduce the amount of waste you produce at your facility. This includes:

Find ways to make your daily operations as efficient as possible, as this will naturally reduce the amount of waste products you produce.

Use eco-friendly or sustainable material wherever possible.

Put together an effective waste management plan.

Set up an on-site recycling scheme.

Ensure all employees are well-versed in good waste management practices.

Automotive Waste: The Facts

Experts estimate that recycling vehicles saves around 85 million barrels worth of oil from being incorrectly disposed of each year.

Various legislations are in place that govern how automotive waste must be stored, handled and disposed of. This includes the Environmental Protection Act (1990) and the Special Waste Regulations Act (1996).

Automotive (or car) pollution is one of the key causes of global warming.

How can Divert Help?

At Divert, we understand that managing your workload and getting on top of your waste disposal practices can be a difficult task – but that’s where we can come in. In fact, we can provide you with all of the tools, insights and resources you need to get a better handle on your waste. For example, we can:

Help you put together an effective waste management plan.
Provide you with free access to the appropriate bins and storage containers.
Collect all of your waste on a regular basis, working around your business hours.
Divert all of your waste from landfill sites, ensuring that it is recycled wherever possible.

For more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch today!

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