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Hazardous waste removal

Proper removal of hazardous waste material is essential for the wellbeing of employees and also for to comply with environmental regulations. At Acumen, we have been providing waste management services for almost 25 years and have a trusted and enviable track record.

Although our roots originate in the removal of hazardous and difficult, solid and liquid waste, we have vast waste management experience across the entire waste management arena as our company has grown over the years. It’s not surprising that we have become the supplier of choice for those who require surety of cost and compliance no matter what the waste type may be.


People throw all sorts of things in their bins, and as a result, the types of chemicals that can be found present in bins are incredibly broad. At Acumen we take waste from a broad range of clients including rail, retail, petrochemical and the MOD, which means that we have to deal with a broad range of chemicals. These hazardous and non-hazardous substances can include but are not limited to acids, alkalis, flammable, toxic, environmentally hazardous, and mal – odorous materials.


We offer a range of vehicles from smaller 3.5 tonne to 44 tonne vehicles and trailers, capable of transporting goods from various industries including chemical and fine chemical industries, pharmaceutical and petro chemical industries, along with galvanising and plating industries and printing industries.


All of the enquiries that we receive are subject to a strict auditing process of paperwork trails that provides customers with the sure knowledge that their waste is being managed in the most cost effective and legally responsible ways possible, constantly being vigilant to changes in legislation.

Traceability and transparency of transactions when dealing with the movement of hazardous waste is paramount to any business, and we recognise that. We ensure that all relevant licenses and permits regarding carriage and disposal of waste demonstrate the use of compliant solutions, meeting the legal requirements under the UK’s Environmental Protection Act.

Waste management is a highly regulated service sector with many procedures and legislation to follow. At Acumen, for almost 25 years we have offered packaged waste producers the level of management and support they need to comply with the ever changing regulations that surround waste removal.

If you require a professional waste removal service or would like to contact us for any other reason, you can call us on: 01977 529586

Head Office, Knottingley

Acumen House, Headlands Lane, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 0LA

Phone: 01977 529586


Acumen Waste Services, Tame Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 6LL

Phone: 01977 529586

West Midlands

Acumen Waste Services, Lincoln Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 0DX

Phone: 01902 352100

York - Escrick

Acumen Waste Recovery Park, The Old Brick & Tile Works, YO19 6ED

Phone: 01977 529586


No 2 East Site, East Terminal, Immingham Dock, Immingham

Phone: 01977 529586


Keighley Office, Newbridge Industrial Estate, Pitt Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 4PQ

Phone: 0845 600 3572

York - Harewood Whin

Liquid Treatment Plant, Harewood Whinn, Tinker Lane, Rufforth, York, YO2 3RR

Phone: 01977 529586