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WASTE DISPOSAL

Index

   1. Duty of Care - Controlled Wastes
   2. Duty of Care

Appendix 1 - University of St. Andrews - 'Special Waste' Information Form. (A copy of this table can be downloaded as a Microsoft Word '97 document - Waste Disposal Appendix 1 (Word, 10 KB))
Appendix 2 - Hazardous Proterties  of Waste- For Hazard Codes in University of St. Andrews 'Special Waste' Information Form(A copy of this table can be downloaded as a Microsoft Word '97 document - Waste Disposal Appendix 2 (Word, 8 KB))

DUTY OF CARE - CONTROLLED WASTES

(The Environmental Protection Act 1990)

Most waste, produced within the University, goes under the designation 'Controlled Waste'. This includes household waste, scrap metal, unwanted surplus substances, building or demolition waste or anything which is disposed of as broken, worn out, contaminated or spoiled. Wastes which are particularly dangerous or hazardous are designated 'Special Waste' and are subject to additional regulations.

Producers of waste have a legal 'duty of care' for the waste they produce. The 'duty of care' imposes on the producer a responsibility to store, transfer and dispose of the waste properly and to avoid its illegal disposal by others.

Duty of Care

The basic responsibilities of the producer are as follows:-

  1. to store waste safely and securely;
  2. when waste is removed:
  • to check that the person removing the waste is legally authorised to do so, and that it would be contained and disposed of in a proper manner;
  • to provide a transfer note - one copy of the transfer note is handed on and one is retained. Transfer notes must be kept for a minimum period of two years.

N.B. Transfer Notes used for the disposal of radioactive waste must be retained for a minimum period of five years.

University transfer notes may be obtained from Environmental, Health and Safety Services.

NOTE: Do not give waste to someone you suspect may be dealing with waste illegally and inform Fife Council.

Waste Disposal Appendix 1 (Word, 10 KB)

Waste Disposal Appendix 2 (Word, 8 KB)

Contact

Environmental Health and Safety Services contact details

University of St Andrews
Bute Building Queens Terrace
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9TS
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462750
Fax:44 (0)1334 462747