The SMDSA represents a wide variety of businesses. If you provide any services involving healthcare waste management, be it collection, processing, disposal or equipment, then join us today.  We offer 4 levels of membership; these, and the annual membership fees as of 1 April 2017, are set out in our membership table

Membership Table 01.04.2017

Our members are a niche group of companies, all focused on the healthcare and hygiene sector.  In becoming a member, you will have access to a range of benefits including those detailed below.

Fill in the joining form online today by clicking on the link below.

Membership Form


Exclusive networking opportunities

Becoming a member of SMDSA will be enable you to network with similarly minded professionals at our quarterly meetings and raise and debate the issues that are pertinent to your business. 


Giving you a voice

SMDSA provides a voice to the collective industry regarding issues of regulation and/or policy and will lobby the government and other relevant bodies on behalf of its members in order to achieve a level playing field for all.


Supporting you with tender requirements

Being a member of SMDSA also fulfils NHS tender requirements. 


Defra guidance - importing / exporting waste if there's no Brexit deal

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has published guidance explaining how the controls for importing and exporting notified waste will change if the UK leaves the EU

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SMDSA H&S Statistics: 2018 Report

Earlier this month, we shared CIWM's article on the importance of H&S statistics to the waste industry. Following on from that, the SMDSA member company statistics from 2018 have been collated

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CIWM Article - importance of H&S statistics to the waste industry

February 2019 - CIWM has published an article on the importance of H&S statistics to the waste industry, written by Toni Gladding (The Open University, Chair of the CIWM H&S SIG, and WISH

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Cross Border Movement of Hazardous Wastes

SEPA has just issued a reminder to the Hazardous Waste Treatment and Transfer Industry Sector Group regarding the cross border movement of hazardous waste.

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Healthcare Waste Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) Updates

The EA has this month issued revised versions of RPS 216 and RPS 217 to reflect minor amendments. They fully replace the original versions.

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