Persistent Organic Pollutants Waste Recycling
Persistent Organic Pollutants Wastes called (POPs) also part of Wastes Upholstered Domestic Seating (WUDS), these types of wastes should be managed by producers, carriers and waste management companies following the recent guidelines issued by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) on the 31st October 2023 and The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from the 1st of February 2023, outlining how waste containing Persistent Organic Pollutants. This waste must be managed or recycled at waste transfer stations or disposal facility without compromising the environment.
We recycle and dispose of households and commercial items of upholstery and related furniture containing POPs or WUDs waste by separating these items from the different waste streams without causing harm to the environmental air, water, soil, plants and dangers to human health.
The WUDs or Waste Upholstered Domestic Seating material items including sofas, sofa beds, armchairs, kitchen and dining room chairs, stools and foot stools, home office chairs, futons, bean bags, floor and sofas cushions, electrical recliner chairs and many other related items. We uplift these POPs items in cities such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Livingston, Kilmarnock, Manchester, Liverpool, Warrington, Sheffield, Leeds and other surrounding towns and cities for recycling and disposal as part of our junk collection and clearance services.
Looking to recycle and dispose of POPs, WUDs waste items call 07522696 111 or Book online now.
The POPs are Persistent Organic Pollutants arising from hazardous Chemicals which were commonly used in the past manufacture of soft furnishings as fire retardant. These substances pose risks to human health due to their persistent in the environment. The use of POPs in producing these Upholstered Domestic Seating was stopped by UK companies between 2002 to 2011, however furnishings imported up to 2019 may still contain them.
We appreciate your business over the years, as an environmentally friendly company, Junk Me will have to comply with these guidelines to ensure that POPs or WUDs related waste items are recycled properly so that we do not cross contaminate materials and can direct these items to an appropriate disposal location.
To do this, we need to apply surcharges or extra charges for the recycling and disposal of these items, this is also in line with surcharges applied by Transfer Stations or recycling partners in the industry. On the removal of these items the collection operatives of Junk Me will confirm the cost of the different POPs or WUDs items during house, office and other related waste collection or clearances. We will be applying the surcharges per WUDs items from 11 December 2023.