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Newcastle College - EAUC Waste Essentials. November 26 th 2008 University of Leeds Becky Ferry - Environmental Officer. General Waste including ‘common’ recyclates Electrical inc. lights / tubes Ink Cartridges Chemicals inc. hair dressing substances Clinical inc. nappies & sharps.

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newcastle college eauc waste essentials

Newcastle College - EAUC Waste Essentials

November 26th 2008

University of Leeds

Becky Ferry - Environmental Officer

wastes to consider
General Waste including ‘common’ recyclates

Electrical inc. lights / tubes

Ink Cartridges

Chemicals inc. hair dressing substances

Clinical inc. nappies & sharps

Furniture

Books

Construction

Paint

Automotive

Contractor

Maintenance

Horticulture

Cooking oil

Wastes to Consider
our general waste
Our General Waste

Waste Audit Results April 2007

changes to general waste
Changes to General Waste
  • Landfill Directive 2007
  • Company responsibility & what our users want to see
  • Currently working on waste tender
  • Hopefully the successful company in this tender will eventually be able to service all the College Group sites
hazardous waste
Hazardous Waste
  • 2 Hazardous waste licences
  • Although multiple sites we designate it waste from main site because this is where the contractor collects from
electrical lighting
Electrical / Lighting
  • Central storage area for WEEE items
  • Labelled to allow segregated storage of WEEE categories
  • Batteries included
  • Stone computers do a take back scheme for IT equipment
  • Tubes are collected by the supplier
chemicals paint automotive
Chemicals/Paint/Automotive
  • 6th form science currently have their own collection organised – developing chemical ‘strategy’
  • Working with phs at moment to determine beauty & salon waste route
  • Storage drums for oils etc & battery boxes. Stand alone wash baths for parts washing.
clinical
Clinical
  • Nappies, sharps, treatment materials from beauty courses
  • Sharps bins
  • Designated bins
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Cooking Oil
  • Local company
  • No Charge for collection
  • Goes to be recycled or reused for fuel
  • Collects from kitchens

Ink Cartridges

  • Great North East Air Ambulance
  • No Charge for collection
  • Central collection point
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Paint
  • Stand alone wash baths
  • Contract directly with school

Furniture

  • Stored for reuse if possible
  • If for disposal metal is separated
  • Local furniture re-use charity

Books

  • Collected for recycling / redistribution
  • Library receives some revenue
horticulture
Horticulture
  • Learning development process their waste through wormeries, which were funded by the LSC
  • Other site has compost bays

Food – future

  • Investigated food waste collection – not economical
  • Definitely a future development, possibly tied in to degradable packaging.
construction
Construction
  • School has a contract for construction waste disposal – segregated from general waste.
  • Reuse material if they can & don’t use cement so bricks can be taken apart again.

Contractor

  • Small jobs – waste usually removed by the contractor.
  • Working on developing on-site contractor waste facility.
  • Developed Site Waste Management Plan Guidance for large jobs if contractors wish to use it.
overall
Overall
  • Ensure all contractors have the relevant & correct paperwork & licence.
  • Audit all companies-in person or using paperwork
  • Ensure consignment notes are left when material is collected
  • Use companies on recommendation or who are transparent in their processes
problems
Problems
  • Suppliers not providing us with the correct paperwork
  • Suppliers not taking their responsibilities seriously
  • Staff & students ‘not bothered’
  • Staff not understanding the reasons for developing waste management
promotion
Promotion
  • College Intranet & eventually website
  • Simple, easy to understand posters
  • Information in induction sessions/staff training & packs
  • Helpdesk for queries
  • Environmental contact details easily accessible
  • Remind people there is a legal duty to do what they are being asked to do!
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