Fire Extinguisher Recycling And Disposal

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Fire extinguishers contain different substances that are used to extinguish fires, these substances can be toxic to the environment and so have to be removed from the extinguisher and disposed of in the correct manner (ABC Dry Powder is turned into fertilizer).  Once emptied the remaining cylinder is dismantled and can then be recycled using standard metal recycling techniques. Other materials such as plastics and rubber are also recycled meaning that almost 100% of extinguishers that have reached the end of their life can be recycled.


Remember if you allow the removal of old fire extinguishers from your procession by a person or company who does not hold a valid waste license, you as the original extinguisher owner could be prosecuted for not using a license holder.  Old and redundant fire extinguishers can be a potential threat to persons, buildings, and the environment, dispose of them correctly and ethically.



License Details


CB/JM3355YU - London And Home Counties Fire Protection

Current Registration No: CB/JM3355YU  
Business Name: London And Home Counties Fire Protection  
Business Address: 39, Hodgson Crescent, Snodland, Kent, ME6 5NR, ME65NR  
Carrier/Broker/CB Indicator: Carrier (C)  
Applicant Type: 4  
Business Post-code: ME65NR  
Date of Registration: 19/07/2010  
Date of renewal:  
Expiry Date: 18/07/2016

Waste Management

London And Home Counties Fire consider the best option, both for our business and the environment, to keep our waste production as low as reasonably possible. The bullet points below show the range of options available to us, with the preferred methods at the top and the least desirable at the bottom:

We now have reached a point where almost 100% of redundant fire extinguishers can be recycled. We dispose of 100% of all cardboard packaging at Smurfit Kappa in Snodland who recycles it into new packaging material, thus ensuring it is not put into landfill or incinerated.

Cardboard Recycling
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