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Albion’s ABC of Waste Management – N – Non-Hazardous Soil Waste

Albion Environmental provide training and advice to ensure your business is compliant and reduce your waste disposal costs.  Do you produce, manage or handle waste soils? Are you aware of your legal obligations? Find out more and sign up for one of our courses now.

Scotland produces approximately 11.6 million tonnes of controlled waste per annum and approximately 4.3 million tonnes of this is waste soil.

If you produce waste soil, to comply with the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2011 and the Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) Regulations you must:

  • Apply the waste hierarchy to the management of your soil waste
  • Ensure your waste is transferred to someone authorised to receive it
  • Complete a waste transfer note
  • Describe the waste accurately
  • Take measures to ensure that your waste does not cause pollution or harm to human health

While most businesses will have their waste transfer note paperwork, in our experience, many do not fully complete all of the above steps.

Why should you take time to consider this?

  1. Financial Benefits – By ensuring the waste hierarchy has been applied and soils classified correctly you could reduce the volume of waste soil you generate and its associated cost for disposal.
  • Environmental Benefits – You could reduce the volume of material going to landfill, help identify greater opportunities to reuse soils and lower your carbon footprint.
  • Legal Compliance – It is a legal requirement

What Can Albion Do?

Albion can provide those who produce, handle and manage waste soils with a range of services to comply with your Duty of Care Requirements, including:

  • Bespoke training to help your staff understand their Duty of Care Obligations
  • Sampling and assessment of soil waste
  • Soil waste classification in accordance with WM3 Guidance
  • Soil reuse assessments
  • Development of soil management plans

The results of the above will help your business demonstrate it is complaint and can generate significant cost savings.

To find out more or to have an informal chat please contact Andrew Howlett.

REHIS 2 Day Course – Working with Waste Management Legislation

Do you need to comply with current Waste Management Legislation or are you working towards gaining a WAMITAB COTC award? If the answer is ‘yes’ then our 2 Day Working with Waste Management Legislation course is not to be missed.

Next Course 30th & 31st March 2020. Book Here or contact us directly on 01292 610428 to speak to our Training Manager Kirstie MacDougall

Background
This two-day course is designed to provide an understanding of the legislation relating to the Waste Management industry and provides background knowledge and understanding for WAMITAB candidates. The course is suitable for those new to the Industry, anyone starting or completing WAMITAB COTC awards or experienced managers who require to be kept abreast of recent changes.

Qualification
Candidates who successfully complete the course will receive a joint certificate from Albion Environmental Ltd and The Royal Environmental Health Institution of Scotland (REHIS) which can be used to demonstrate Advanced Prior Learning (APL) for WAMITAB awards.

Objectives
To provide evidence of the knowledge & understanding aspects required for the technical units of WAMITAB’s Certificate of Technical Competence (COTC’s) and to provide a basic understanding of the main elements of the Environmental Protection Act 1990

To understand and apply the practical aspects of:

  • The Definition of Waste
  • The Duty of Care
  • Registration of Carriers
  • Special Waste Regulations
  • Transport of Wastes (Including Dangerous Goods)

Course Content

  • The Definition of Waste
  • Registration of Carriers
  • Duty of Care
  • EWC Codes Special Waste Regulations & Consigning Special Waste
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods (By Road)
  • Storage of Hazardous/Special Wastes
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Health & Safety Management

Training Methods
Participative with a mix of lecturing, case studies and exercises.

Course Materials include:
Course Manual

Confirmation of Learning
Confirmation of learning is achieved by completion of course exercises.

Compliance with the EPR 5.07 – Clinical Waste guidance

Are you struggling with complying with the EPR 5.07 – Clinical Waste guidance?

The EPR 5.07 applies to all waste management facilities that are permitted to accept clinical waste.

Albion Environmental Ltd has a dedicated team of qualified trainers and expert Consultants with experience on healthcare waste management. We have been providing support to many NHS Trusts across Scotland which includes the delivery of comprehensive site audits as required.

Under the EPR 5.07, facilities handling healthcare wastes must: ‘focus on preventing emissions by providing appropriate measures for waste storage, handling and dispatch. This applies to all facilities that manage clinical waste and is intended to reduce the potential for spillage, resulting in the release of fluids, solids, aerosols and litter; odour; infestation by pests; interference by trespassers’.

If you are a permit holder and need some support to demonstrate you comply with storage, handling and dispatch requirements, we have prepared a simple showing key points you need to make sure are covered by your daily activities.

EPR 5.07 – Validation of Treatment

The EPR 5.07 applies to all waste management facilities that are permitted to accept clinical waste.

Albion Environmental Ltd has a dedicated team of qualified trainers and expert Consultants with experience on healthcare waste management. We have been providing support to many NHS Trusts across Scotland which includes the delivery of comprehensive site audits as required.

Under the EPR 5.07, a Validation of Treatment procedure is required on the following conditions: ‘’The following additional standards and measures are mandatory for clinical waste treatment activities. This includes small plant, mobile plant, and devices located on producer premises’’.

If you are a permit holder carrying out treatment of healthcare waste and need some support to demonstrate that your treatment process is able to render clinical waste safe, we have prepared a simple diagram showing the 3 stages of Quality Assurance of treatment efficacy. Efficacy testing measures the ability of your process to achieve this.

Are you struggling with complying with the EPR 5.07 – Clinical Waste guidance?

The EPR 5.07 applies to all waste management facilities that are permitted to accept clinical waste.

Albion Environmental Ltd has a dedicated team of qualified trainers and expert Consultants with experience on healthcare waste management. We have been providing support to many NHS Trusts across Scotland which includes the delivery of comprehensive site audits as required.

Under the EPR 5.07, On Site Waste Acceptance procedures are required on the following conditions: ‘’when the permit holder is also the carrier and collect the waste from producer’s premises, the waste acceptance stage can start when the waste is collected, otherwise commence the procedure when the waste arrives at the site’’.

If you are a permit holder handling healthcare waste and need some support with this audit, we have prepared a simple guide which covers the main points required by the On-Site Acceptance Procedure – Stage 2.  These should help you to cover the key requirements of the EPR 5.07 guidance.