Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Domestic type waste or mixed municipal waste from healthcare premises is similar to waste from domestic households. For example:
Domestic type waste from healthcare premises does not include:
You should ensure that you thoroughly segregate your waste at source. If any of the above are present in the waste, it is not classed as domestic type waste.
Waste from healthcare premises containing items such as nappies and incontinence pads are classed as offensive waste.
Domestic type waste is classified as non-hazardous waste.
You must complete waste transfer notes for any waste that leaves your site. You must keep copies of all waste transfer notes for two years.
You must ensure that your waste is stored, handled, recycled or disposed of safely and legally. You must comply with your waste responsibilities, known as your duty of care.
You can dispose of refuse sacks by either non-hazardous landfill or waste incineration.
You should recycle as much of your domestic type waste as you can.
Find licensed waste sites to recycle or dispose of your business waste in your local area using the NetRegs Waste Directory.
For domestic type waste that cannot be recycled you should use black or clear refuse sacks.
Guidance is provided on classifying and describing waste types and how to complete a waste transfer note.
If you have segregated your waste according to this guidance, you will need to classify the waste in the waste transfer note as follows:
Use the European waste catalogue code 20 03 01
Example description: Mixed municipal waste.
Waste Thesaurus: SEPA guidance for coding waste An alphabetical list of waste types with their corresponding EWC codes.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
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