Resources

The SMDSA has developed a wide range of resources which provide insight and information on regulations, policies, consultations and best practice in healthcare and hygiene waste management. 

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SMDSA Code of Conduct

The SMDSA code of conduct applies to all members. Read the full text here.

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Technical Guidance WM3

This short presentation was given by a member at the SMDSA meeting on 15 April 2015. It highlights the implications of the implementation, by the EA, of WM3 “Guidance on the Classification and Assessment of Waste” in June this year. A copy of the draft guidance document which was issued for consultation can be found here http://bit.ly/1xPKoQX

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Glossary of Terms

Here you'll find definitions for the most commonly used industry acronyms.

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Useful external links

For further industry information, here's a list of useful organisations and links to their websites.

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Managing Healthcare Type Waste from Non-Healthcare Activities

This is a guidance document aimed for those managing healthcare type wastes produced at premises that are not considered to be traditional healthcare providers, i.e. police, beauty salons, tattooist, chiropractors etc. It outlines basic legal requirements and helps the reader segregate and manage their waste effectively. It includes handling, packaging and collection information as well as paperwork requirements.

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SMDSA Articles of Association

The Articles of Association set out the way the SMDSA functions, and the rules that apply to members.

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Defra's Clean Air Zone Framework (May 2017)

Defra's Clean Air Zone Framework (May 2017)

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News

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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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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