OCP for Waste Management

1.0 PURPOSE & SCOPE

This procedure is to ensure legislative compliance and improved environmental performance & establish required waste management practices for waste arising at the XXX.

  • RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Certification Engineer is responsible for monitoring the overall amount of waste generated and the amount of waste disposed on a monthly basis.
    • The respective area owners are responsible for training employees and keeping track of waste generated in their area of work .
    • MR and Certification Engineer are responsible to establish goals and objectives for the continual improvement of waste minimization and management.
  • DESCRIPTION
    • WASTE: A substance (liquid or solid), which is identified as to be discarded. This includes all materials that are classified as waste by EPA.
    • BY-PRODUCT:  A material generated by our activities that can be recycled or reused at no cost to XXX.  This includes materials sent off site for recycling or reuse (e.g. scrap metal).
    • WASTE CARRIER: Person or company authorized by regulatory authority to transport waste.
    • WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY:  Facility authorized by regulatory authority for the storage, treatment or final disposal of waste.
    • HAZARDOUS / SPECIAL WASTE: Waste which may cause harm or as defined by EPA.
  • OPERATIONAL CONTROL PROCEDURE

4.1. Waste Assessment

  • Perform an assessment, with periodic review of site waste generation (identify,          quantify and characterize all waste streams) and the potential impact of wastes on the environment to establish appropriate waste management procedures and waste minimization activities.
  • Establish goals and objectives for the continual improvement of waste minimization and management.
  • Periodic review of registers of waste carriers and waste management facilities to ensure that it is up-to-date and no changes.

4.2 Segregation and Storage of Different Types of Waste

  • Segregation of wastes according to types of waste like Paper, Oil, Plastic shall be done.
  • Provide good condition and integrity of storage facilities suitable for the type of waste material to be stored in it.
  • Storage facilities to be adequately labeled detailing description of waste, and hazard / compatibility warnings, and contact details for further information.
  • Secondary containment (e.g., bunding) in the case of liquid storage.
  • Refer to the ‘list of wastes generated’ & update the list if the waste generated is not mentioned.
  • Maintain details of disposed waste in “Waste Monitoring Record”.

4.3 Minimization of Waste Production

  • Control production processes to minimize waste production.
  • Segregate recyclable waste from other waste where practicable, cost effective or mandatory.
  • Progress schemes aimed at reducing disposal costs and increasing recycling. 

4.4 Transport Arrangements for the Wastes

Arrangements in place should fulfill EPA requirements.

4.5 Administration

Retain waste disposal documentation as required to comply with EPA requirements or for 3 years, whichever is longer.

4.6 Waste Management Training

  • Induction program on site waste management procedures has to be carried out for all new employees.The relevant waste management procedures training has to be planned  periodically (e.g. annual) for the employees as per their area of responsibility.
  • Persons responsible for site waste management should possess sufficient knowledge of the subject and know where to obtain additional professional support.

RECORDS

  • List of Wastes Generated
  • Waste Monitoring Record

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