From ISO 14001 Environmental Certification Step by Step, Revised First Edition
Operating Procedure No. 1 Disposal of Controlled Wastes
1. Purpose and Scope
This procedure ensures that only licensed waste carriers are used to remove wastes, and that disposals of controlled waste are correctly documented as required by the Environmental Protection Act 1990: Part II 'The Duty of Care', and Waste Management: The Duty of Care: A Code of Practice (1996).
The Environmental Manager (OR Purchasing Manager OR ......) is responsible for selecting waste carriers and checking that they have a valid carrier's licence.
The Environmental Manager (OR Security staff OR ......) is responsible for signing and receiving Controlled Waste Transfer Notes when waste is removed.
The Environmental Manager (OR ......) is responsible for filing Transfer Notes.
3. Checking Waste Carrier Licences
Before placing an order or a contract with a waste carrier, the carrier shall be asked to provide a copy of his Waste Carrier Licence.
Check with the issuing office of the Environment Agency that the licence is still valid. This can be done by telephone.
The local office of the Environment Agency is at: (insert address)
Telephone: (insert telephone number)
For other areas, use the Agency's general enquiry line 0845 933 3111 (local call rate) to ask for the relevant telephone number.
Record the fact of the check on the copy licence.
Note that the local Council is not required to hold a waste carrier's licence for its own waste carrying activities.
Note that charities can be exempted from the...
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