From ISO 14001 Environmental Certification Step by Step, Revised First Edition

Operating Procedure No. 3 Waste Handling and Segregation

1. Purpose and Scope

This procedure sets out how wastes that arise across the site shall be segregated and stored so that recovery and recycling can be maximised and the correct disposals made.

2. Responsibility

All staff are responsible for the correct handling, segregation and storage of waste materials.

Operators in goods inwards are responsible for processing waste plastic sheet.

Operators in the reprocessing area are responsible for emptying rejected bottles of product.

The fork truck driver and labourers are responsible for moving waste containers to the yard, ready for collection.

Office staff are responsible for the segregation of office wastes.

Cleaners are responsible for removing office wastes.

The Purchasing Department, Yard Foreman and Storeman are responsible for the disposal of wastes.

3. Factory

3.1 Waste Segregation

Waste arisings shall be segregated at the point of arising and stored as follows:

Ferrous scrap

Yellow skips

Ferrous swarf

Blue bins

Non-ferrous metals

White bins

Cardboard boxes

To be flattened and stacked on pallets

Waste oils

Red drums

Oily rags

Red bins

Plastic sheet packaging

To be de-labelled and baled (see 3.2 below)



Reject bottles, including bottles filled with product

Cages (see 3.4 below)

General rubbish

Black bins

3.2 Waste Plastic Sheet Packaging

There are scissors at the baling station. All labels shall be removed from the plastic sheet and disposed of as rubbish.

The plastic sheet shall be placed in the wall-mounted baler. When the baler is full, the piston shall...

Products & Services
Industrial balers compact material into bales for improved handling, transportation, disposal, storage, or secondary processing. Some industrial balers have integrated shearing capabilities (shear-balers). Others can tie or wrap bales automatically
Punching Services
Punching services is a process that uses a punch press to force a tool, called a punch, through the workpiece to create a hole via shearing.
Knife Mills and Shredders
Knife mills and shredders are industrial machines used for size reduction. They are used to process plastic and wood, film and fiber, medical waste, construction and demolition debris, and many other materials.
Protective Liners and Lining Systems
Protective liners and lining systems protect an underlying surface from corrosion, wear, erosion, heat or fire. They may also provide leak protection or fluid containment.
Chutes are assemblies that are used for the quick evacuation of materials from an elevated work location. They use gravity to guide the flow of materials into a bin.

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