Old structures inherently contain many noxious substances, which, if not removed in a controlled way prior to demolition, are harmful to the health and to the environment at large.
These materials, found mainly in old structures, are mostly asbestos (various types), used in wall insulation, pipes, tiles, windows, roof sheets, exterior surfaces, electrical installations, boilers and appliances. Asbestos is required to be removed by licensed asbestos removal contractors, following very strict safety and contamination containment procedures. The final disposal of these materials is strictly controlled by the authorities as these can only be disposed of in EU licensed and approved landfill sites.
Demolition wastes containing hazardous materials which can be safely disposed of by EWMS also include
- Bitumen and tars (road surfacing, roofing, waterproofing)
Paint-contaminated materials and waste paints
Earth contaminated with hydrocarbons
Earth contaminated with metals
Waste electrical and electronic equipment
Fluorescent tubes and bulbs
General demolition rubble
At EWMS we safely dispose of the above wastes from Gibraltar’s leading demolition, construction and asbestos removal contractors.