Industries produce hazardous waste which due to one of its characteristics (defined in the Environment code), presents a risk for people and the environment. Hazardous industrial waste comes in many different types: solid and liquid, packaged or in bulk (skips, tanks). They must all be handled by specialised channels. SUEZ assists its industrial clients in respecting their obligations to ensure compliance with national and international regulations in terms of hazardous waste management. We ensure that people, property and the environment are fully safe at all phases of the process.
Secure the management of hazardous waste
We provide a guarantee of regulatory compliance for dangerous waste and ensures that people, property and the environment are kept safe at all times.
We support industrial companies in managing their responsibilities in terms of safety and regulatory compliance:
Providing expertise, support and training
We deliver custom advice to our clients and deploy turnkey solutions. We handle all phases of hazardous waste management including logistics, training and management of cross-border permits.
Our training center offers our customers and, more generally, all players in the waste sector, special training to gain a better understanding of the hazardous waste supply chain. Held in France, these training courses enable trainees to understand the chemical hazards and dangerous reactions that can result from mixing incompatible waste.
We guarantee effective control of induced costs and continuity of operations (licence to operate) associated with regulatory compliance and final destinations for waste. We provide a panel of tools to support variations in production, whether in volume or nature of waste. We develop flexible solutions suited to each type of hazardous waste, which guarantee the safety of people and prevent risks:
On-site sorting and grouping Hazardous waste is isolated from other waste and collected then grouped for easier pre-treatment and transportation.
We use cost-effective management tools to ensure optimum traceability of waste through to its elimination or recycling, in accordance with applicable standards.
Secure transport We provide specific containers to transport hazardous waste and propose multimodal logistics solutions that comply fully with all regulations. We also assist our clients for cross-border transport.
In the event of an incident, displacement or closure of a site, our experts are available to secure the site and identify, prepare and remove waste. Our resources available for logistics, processing and recovery enable us to propose the best solution of each type of waste. Our chemists ensure that facilities are correctly decontaminated or that chemical products are transferred safely.
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Industrial companies are faced with dual issues: optimise costs while reducing the impact of their activity on the environment. We provide support to preserve and optimise resources, while lowering your environmental footprint but also showcase your brand through strong involvement in the circular economy.
We are committed to a sustainable development approach and assists its clients in seeking economic performance through waste recovery and recycling:
Deliver expert advice
As a pioneer in the circular economy, we firmly anchor the activities of our clients in the material cycle: lower use of fossil fuel energies and use of materials contained within waste. Our experts put in place firm actions for clients to reduce the economic and environmental costs of hazardous waste management. We reduce your environmental footprint by optimising sorting, storage and transport.
We provide our clients with a variety of solutions to handle all types of hazardous waste using fully environmentally-sound procedures:
Chemical and thermal channels: concentration by evaporation, physical and chemical, incineration, co-incineration, cementing, salt water etc.
Mineral channels: storage, stabilisation etc.
Recover hazardous waste more effectively
We contribute to preserving natural resources by supplying industrial companies with materials and energy generated from the recovery of hazardous waste. By processing hazardous waste, we produce secondary raw materials and energy in order to maximise the efficiency of resources and reduce your environmental footprint.
We propose two complementary types of recovery to offer a second life to hazardous waste:
Transform hazardous waste into energy
We generate alternative energy sources from hazardous waste: steam, solid or liquid substitution fuels, co-incineration in cement factories, etc.
Recover materials from hazardous waste
Your hazardous waste can be used to produce secondary raw materials: solvents, acids, minerals in cement factories, glass, metals, etc.