There is a great deal of legislation that governs waste classification, disposal and transportation. This section provides more information on legislation affecting the University.
Waste management in the UK is controlled by legislation that is driven by European Directives and Regulations.
Early legislation focused on the disposal of waste, but since the introduction of the EC Framework Directive on waste, control has been widened to include the storage, treatment, recycling and transport of waste as well as registration, licensing, monitoring and record keeping.
It also imposes controls on specific waste streams such as hazardous waste and clinical waste.
The most important thing for everyone at the University to be aware of - if they don't know anything else - is Duty of Care.
As with other producers of Controlled or Directive waste, once EU legislation has been transposed into UK or Scottish legislation, the University has a responsibility to adhere to it. There is a growing body of waste-related legislation that the University has to adhere to and in time, this section of the website will contain a list of all relevant legislation.
Below is a link to NETREGS, the Regulator-led site providing up to date links and summaries to waste-related legislation.
Up to date legislative guidance has recently been published on how to handle waste batteries in FHE. Please follow the link below:
This article was published on May 6, 2013