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 A copy of the draft guidance document which was issued for consultation can be found here http://bit.ly/1xPKoQX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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EPR 5.07 Clinical Waste Addendum

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EA guidance on compaction of offensive waste

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News

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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