Here at ISM, we provide a number of specialist waste management services that can be utilised as part of your waste management programme or as a one off service.

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Specialist Waste Services in the North West

Waste Disposal and Recycling in Lancashire

ISM commercial waste collection and disposal services are concentrated in Manchester and the surrounding areas including all parts of Lancashire, but with our medium sized fleet of waste collection vehicles, we can service the entire North West and beyond. List below are our specialist waste services.


(Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)

The WEEE directive stipulates that businesses, manufacturers and retailers of electronic and electrical equipment are responsible for ensuring their products do not end up at landfill or incineration. ISM provide a complete WEEE recycling and management service. All provided with full audit trail.

Battery Recycling

Under the Hazardous Waste Regulations Act 2005, Industrial and Commercial waste batteries fall into the category of Hazardous waste and must be disposed of in accordance with these regulations. ISM collects, recycles and disposes of industrial and commercial batteries including lithium, wet cell and dry cell batteries.

Light Bulbs

All light bulbs contain mercury which is harmful to the environment. Millions of bulbs are sent to land fill each year when they could be recycled. Due to the amount of mercury in fluorescent lights, these are classed as hazardous waste and must be disposed of accordingly. By removing the mercury from the lamps, the glass can be completely recycled.

Confidential Waste Disposal

We are increasingly aware of the need to dispose of confidential waste in a responsible manner. Due to fraud and identity theft it is every employers responsibility to safeguard the identity of their employees. ISM can manage the disposal of your confidential waste through either incineration, shredding, deep burying or crushing.

Scrap Metal Recycling

From the customer in the street, who has a small weigh in, to large commercial works contracts we are equipped to give you a competitive price and meet your individual requirements. We buy a wide range of ferrous metals such as steel and cast iron along with high value, non-ferrous metals such as copper, brass and aluminium, to name but a few.

Plasterboard Recycling

As of 1 April 2009, the Environment Agency revised its policies regarding the disposal of gypsum (plasterboard) waste. Prior to this date, waste containing less than 10% gypsum could be sent to landfill. This is no-longer the case. If you send waste containing any amount of gypsum to landfill it must now go to a separate cell for high sulphate waste.

Tyre Recycling and Tyre Disposal

The Landfill Directive (1999/31/EC) became law in July 2001. This states that whole tyres must be banned from landfill by no later than 2003, and shredded tyres no later than 2006. End of Life Vehicle Legislation states that all vehicles must be de-polluted prior to scrapping, this includes the removal of tyres, batteries and fluids.

Non-Hazardous Liquids

From 30 October 2007 you cannot send liquid waste to landfills. Liquid waste is any waste that immediately flows into a space, or any waste load containing more than 250 litres of free draining liquid substance or 10% of the load volume, whichever is the lesser amount. ISM have the facility to dispose of liquid waste.

Factory Clearances

When a factory or manufacturing facility becomes surplus to requirements there is often a lot of work required to prepare the property for sale. Often, solid and liquid waste is left and the site and premises are untidy and hazardous to prospective buyers. ISM have the facilities to manage this for you.

Hazardous Waste

Learn more about our Hazardous Waste services

For the safe removal and management of hazardous waste.

Recycling Facilities

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ISM are proud to be a local company at the forefront of waste recycling.

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