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Non-hazardous waste generated by industrial activities can be classified into the following two types:

· Inert industrial waste.
· Industrial waste which can be assimilated into urban waste.

What is non-hazardous industrial waste?

A) Inert industrial waste:

By inert waste, we are referring to waste which does not experience significant physical, chemical or biological transformation. Inert waste is neither soluble nor combustible, and does not react physically or chemically in any other way. It is not biodegradable, nor does it negatively affect other materials with which it comes into contact, causing environmental pollution or harming health in this way.

Examples of waste which can in general be considered inert include: rubble, earth, heat resistant bricks and scrap metal.

B) Industrial waste which can be incorporated with urban waste:

This is waste generated by industry, which has the same characteristics as urban waste and the management of which can be undertaken alongside urban waste. It normally corresponds to waste not resulting from processes. For example, food waste, paper, cardboard, plastic packaging…


METALES UNZUETA I I Ltd. is authorised by the Basque government to undertake management of non-hazardous waste on its premises in accordance with the resolution by the Vice-Chair of the Environment, dated 29th of July 2004, having been assigned the following code for non-hazardous waste management: EUX/032/04.


These management operations consist of removal, reception, storage, classification, and a process of cutting and pressing of the metal waste in question.






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