Estates Management record 2012/13 - Hazardous wasteHazardousWaste
Estates Management record 2012/13
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The field in this entity contains data about hazardous waste.
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All higher education institutions (HEIs).
The approximate annual mass (tonnes) of hazardous waste arising from HEI activities. Hazardous waste is defined as the types of waste that are harmful to human health, or to the environment, either immediately or over an extended period of time. Hazardous wastes are identified in the Environment Agency: European Waste Catalogue, a list of waste descriptions established by the European Commission.
Hazardous waste includes:
Further information on assessing and classifying hazardous waste can be found in the document 'Technical Guidance WM2' on the Environment Agency website.
Hazardous waste needs to be tracked and inventoried throughout the HEI to meet regulatory requirements; therefore monitoring and reporting of the annual hazardous waste mass ought to be relatively straightforward.
Although residential buildings will produce waste of a hazardous nature, this type of waste produced by households is not classified as hazardous waste under the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005. Therefore, it is not necessary for HEIs to collate hazardous waste data from residential properties where it is collected by a local authority. Where HEIs do collate and monitor hazardous waste data from residential buildings this would represent best practice.
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