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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EA updates haz waste consignee returns spreadsheet

The EA has updated its consignee returns spreadsheet - new mandatory field.

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CIWM launches its H&S campaign "This time it's personal"

In September 2018, CIWM launched it's H&S campaign "This time it's personal". The campaign will run until August 2019 and each month will focus on a particular subject.

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SMDSA responds to EA CCS consultation

On the 17 September the EA opened its consultation on the assessment and scoring of permit compliance

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Defra and Welsh Government - consultation on household waste duty of care

Defra and the Welsh Government have updated guidance on household waste duty of care for English local authorities on issuing fixed penalty notices. This follows on from a consultation in January 2018

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Defra's consultation on tackling waste crime and poor performance in the waste sector is live

Defra’s consultation on tackling waste crime and poor performance in the waste sector is now live.

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