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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News

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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SMDSA Annual Report: June 2017

SMDSA Annual Report - June 2017

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David O'Gorman, of Cannon Hygiene, joins the Executive Committee, October 2017

David has accepted the invitation to stand as a Director of the SMDSA, effective from October 2017. David joins the board with over 13 years’ experience in hygiene and healthcare waste

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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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