Caring for our special children
This Waste Management Policy forms part of the Centre’s sustainability framework and underpins theHealth and Safety Policy. This policy aims to reduce the negative environmental impacts of our waste,to reduce landfill waste and to ensure disposal of waste materials in an environmentally responsiblemanner.
We recognise that we need to reduce the unnecessary use of raw materials and will enablewaste recycling, composting and energy recovery to assist in reducing landfill waste. The Centre iscommitted to the implementation of an effective waste management programme that meets or exceedsall legislative and regulatory requirements placed upon it.
The aims of this policy include: Reducing the amount of waste produced through purchasing policy awareness, operationalactivity and by raising awareness amongst care-givers, parents/guardians and the learners. Re-using or donating to others by considering these options before items are discarded. Recycling by sorting into waste categories and finding re-cycling markets for removal. Risk Consideration by constantly considering ‘end of life’ disposal (costs and environmentalimpact) when making purchasing decisions. Complying with regulations, legislation andapplying best practice in order to minimise the risks of immediate and future pollution or harmto health and the environment.
Waste should be prevented or minimised wherever possible and must be stored, carried, processed ordisposed of in accordance with the Centre’s principles and aims. Waste must be stored in compliantand suitable containers and locations pending their disposal. Waste containers must be securely sealedto prevent accidental spillage or leakage. Segregation of waste should take place to prevent mixing ofincompatible materials and to allow for recycling. Waste and recycling materials must be removed fromthe premises only by persons or service providers that are authorised to do so.
Regular inspections and audits will be carried out by safety representatives and external auditors incompliance with ISO 14001. Reports on findings from inspections and audits will guide us towardsimplementing effective procedures for dealing with waste to ensure legal and regulatory complianceand continually improve our environmental impact and performance. This policy will be reviewedperiodically (a minimum of every two years) in respect of changing regulations, legislation and newopportunities which present themselves to the school.
Signed …………………………………………………… Date …………………………Melvin HoodsChief Executive Officer
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