Under the Environmental Protection Act, the University has a duty of care with regard to disposal of controlled waste. In particular, the University must know what it is disposing of at any time, that potentially hazardous substances have been disposed of properly within these regulations and COSHH controls and that waste is kept safe while it is with the University and only handed on to authorised persons with whom we have agreed transfer procedures.
Staff must :
- ensure that waste for disposal is collected and stored safely
- ensure that containers for waste will not allow spillage or piercing or endanger staff carrying the container
- label any waste which could present a risk
- ensure that cleaners, porters and waste disposal contractors who have to handle and transport waste in and from the University are not exposed to any risk.
Waste form template
Further information on COSHH
Hazardous Substances Policy (Safe Purchase, Storage and Disposal)