All waste materials, of whatever type, have to be collected and transported from their generation point to their treatment destination for recycling, evaluation or destruction (THE IMPORTANCE OF RECYCLING). This is the reason why transporting waste correctly has become one of the most important parts of waste management to prevent risks.
Whether or not the waste materials are dangerous, it is essential to transport them correctly, using the corresponding means and following the current regulations, which are created to prevent environmental problems.
Under Act nº 22/2011 on wastes and contaminated soils, Sections 25 and 26 dedicated to the transport of waste, distinguishing between elimination or revaluation, specify that waste must be transported following specific criteria of self-sufficiency and proximity.
Non-compliance with the regulations carries penalties, but the most important point is that it can seriously endanger the health of workers and external persons and can signify a considerable hazard for the environment.
Benefits of correct transport.
Ensuring that the destination and treatment of the generated waste guarantees correctly that we work with authorised management centres for its elimination or revaluation.
We are all aware of our planet’s environmental problems and how important it is to comply with the environmental regulations on recycling.
By contracting and coordinating the transfer of waste to authorised management centres we ensure healthy conditions for persons and the environment.
The treatment of dangerous wastes is regulated by a set of fixed, strict regulations.
Speaking of dangerous materials makes much more evident the importance of transporting waste correctly, in view of the great risks it represents.
The transport of dangerous wastes makes use of specially designed vehicles, specially established routes and specific legal documentation. Apart from this, the drivers of those vehicles have to have passed the specific ADR course on transport of dangerous goods.
Principle of Proximity.
This European Union rule aims to reduce the distances travelled by waste products, aiming for them to be treated as close as possible to the place where they are generated.