New CIWM guidance provides simple and clear advice on healthcare waste audits

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations require that all wastes generated at a property that undertakes healthcare practices must be subject to a
pre-acceptance audit prior to collection via a contractor.

Failing to comply can result in the contractor being unable to collect your wastes. Furthermore, undertaking the correct pre-acceptance audit procedure will enable you to ensure your wastes are transported in accordance with legislation and that the suitable documentation and audit trail for managed wastes is available.

New guidance on waste auditing for large healthcare producers was published last 17th of January by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM). Prepared by the Institution’s Healthcare Waste Special Interest Group, the document is designed to provide simple and concise guidance on pre-acceptance waste audits, as required by the Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations.

For more information, please download the guidance in the link: Advice on Healthcare Waste Audits

Source: CIWM