The SMDSA is the trade association for all those working in the healthcare and hygiene waste sector.

Representing a very specialist group of businesses, the SMDSA champions issues around policy, regulation, and best practice, aiming to be the principal point of contact for providers, consumers, and regulators of healthcare and hygiene waste services.

The association runs quarterly meetings where members come together, network and debate the critical issues affecting the industry. 


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Q3 2017 - SMDSA Holds Annual General Meeting

The third SMDSA General Meeting for 2017, which is also the Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday 12 July and is being held at Macdonald Ansty Hotel, near Coventry.

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Defra publishes response to the consultation "Improving Air Quality: reducing emissions from medium combustion plants and generators"

Defra has published its summary of responses to the consultation on reducing emissions from Medium Combustion Plants and Generators, which ran between 16 November 2016 and 8 February 2017.

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IPPC Bureau issues 1st Draft revised Waste Incineration BREF guidance

The first draft of the revised Waste Incineration BREF note has been released by the IPPC Bureau, here:; European member states

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VCA's 32nd Annual Dangerous Goods Seminar - 14 & 15 June 2017

The Vehical Certification Agency (VCA) is holding it's 32nd Annual Dangerous Goods Seminar this June, at The Daventry Court Hotel, Northamptonshire

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Q2 2017 - SMDSA General Meeting

The second SMDSA General Meeting for 2017 is on Wednesday 3 May and is being hosted by SMDSA Partner, CIWM, at its Northampton Offices.

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