The EA has issued a communication regarding the update of healthcare waste guidance. Currently, relevant measures and standards for permitted facilities that take healthcare waste for treatment or transfer are set out in published technical guidance note EPR 5.07 Clinical Waste (January 2011). The proposed draft guidance will replace this guidance note and will be available as web guidance on the gov.uk website.  The Consultation Response Summary has today been published on the Gov.uk website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/appropriate-measures-for-permitted-facilities-that-take-healthcare-waste

https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/environment-and-business/appropriate-measures-for-healthcare-waste/

The updated version of the guidance is currently going through a publishing process and the EA expects it to be available on the Gov.uk website towards the end of March.