An Introduction to Waste. Phil Ball Waste Officer. Overview. Why Manage Waste? Legal compliance Economic value Environmental value Background to Waste Management Introduction Roles and responsibilities What is Waste? Key legal definitions for HEIs Classification of waste
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landfill becomes very expensive!
It is important to have a basic understanding of what waste is and to be aware of the types of waste stream that you are likely to encounter.
How waste is classified is largely based on its properties, but there are a series of legal definitions which you will need to be familiar with if we are going to manage our waste effectively in line with statutory requirements.
Roles and Responsibilities
Our Duty of Care is to make sure waste leaves our site legally.
‘Anything which you decide to, or are required to, throw away.’
Key legal definitions for HEIs
Arrangements for the transfer of waste
Site waste management plans (SWMP)
If in doubt, seek Phil out…