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Understanding the complex requirements of waste disposal laws can be confusing. Initial Medical provide specialist guidance to ensure your business stays safe and legally compliant, including a professional service, local support, and our informative colour coding guides.

For businesses wishing to learn more about waste management laws, we have curated a comprehensive list of the legislation, regulations and advice provided for producers of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. For further information on how we can help you to comply with waste regulations, contact an Initial expert now.

Hazardous & Controlled Waste Legislation

  • Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 - This UK legislation stipulates how waste must be regulated, and what businesses and organisations need to do to comply. View legislation.

  • Hazardous Waste Guidance - This is guidance on how to regulate hazardous waste to comply with Hazardous Waste Regulations. View guidance.

  • Special Waste Regulations 1996 - This legislation sets out procedures for special waste disposal, which is a classification for some types of hazardous waste in Scotland. View legislation.

  • Controlled Waste Regulations Act 1992 - This defines what is meant by clinical waste, including definitions of industrial and commercial waste. View regulations.

  • Safe Management of Healthcare Waste Guidance - Produced by the Department of Health, Initial Medical follows this initiative to ensure its clients follow best practice. View guidance.

  • World Health Organisation - Mercury and Health - Guidance from the World Health Organisation on the dangers of mercury, avoiding and dealing with exposure, and how mercury is used in healthcare practice. View guidance.

  • Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals (REACH) - Details the current system for controlling use and registration of chemicals in the EU. View regulations.

  • National Guidance for Healthcare Waste Water Discharges 2014 - Guidance on the requirements of waste water disposal including best practice and efficient usage. View guidance.

  • The Control of Mercury (Enforcement) Regulations 2017 - This details the controlled use of mercury and regulation of mercury exposure levels. View regulations.

Sharps Legislation

  • Health & Safety (Sharps Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013 - This explains the safe use and disposal of sharps, training requirements and procedures for responding to a sharps injury in the UK. View regulations.

  • EU Directive on Sharps Injuries 2010 - This EU directive explains the safe use and disposal of sharps, training requirements and procedures for responding to a sharps injury. View directive.

Pharmaceutical Waste Legislation

  • Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use) Regulations 2013 - These regulations contain measures relating to arrangements underpinning the supervision, management and use of controlled drugs. View regulations.

  • The Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 - Legislation covering the use and misuse of controlled drugs, including drug dependence and prescription. View regulations.

Waste Transportation Legislation

  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 - This strict legislation controls and regulates the carriage of dangerous goods in vehicles. View legislation.

  • The Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations 1991 - Regulations that detail the practice of legally registering carriers of controlled waste. View regulations.

Environmental Legislation

  • Environment Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 - Legislation for those conducting activities relating to the environment, including emissions release and involvement with waste. View legislation.

  • Environmental Protection Act 1990 - Defines the authority and structure of waste management practices in line with environmental protection and preservation. View legislation.

Care, Safety & Welfare Legislation

  • The Care Standards Inspectorate - The Care Inspectorate registers, inspects and takes action to improve the quality and safety of services for the wellbeing of the people in Wales. View legislation.

  • Quality Care Commission (CQC) - The CQC monitors, inspects and regulates health and social care services in England. View regulations.

  • The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) - The independent body responsible for monitoring and inspecting the availability and quality of health and social care services in Northern Ireland. View regulations.

  • The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 - Details the required standards of health, safety and welfare in the workplace. View standards.