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  Disposing of food and catering waste

…title="Duty of Care - Your Waste Responsibilities">Duty of care for waste

International catering waste from ships and planes

International catering waste is waste food from aircraft and ships that have called at airports or ports outside… read more

  Disposing of animal by-products

…animal origin, or containing products of animal origin - this includes food that is waste due to manufacturing or packaging defects

  • catering waste, other than catering waste from international transport
  • eggs and other by-products that do not show signs of infectious… read more

  •   Animal by-products and food waste

    …macerators to dispose of food waste in the sewer system will be banned from 1 January 2016, except for domestic premises and food waste producers in rural areas. Duty of care for waste International catering waste from ships and planes International catering waste is waste food from aircraft and… read more

      Duty of care - Your waste responsibilities

    …food waste per week. (A 120 litre bin holds approximately 60kg of food waste) Exempt businesses Your businesses are exempt from the regulations if: * You produce less than 5kg of food waste per week * You deal with catering waste that has arisen from international transport. International is a… read more

      New duties for businesses in Scotland

    …(as defined by the Scottish Government)

  • you produce less than 5kg of food waste per week
  • you deal with catering waste from international transport (Category 1 animal by-products) where existing controls still apply.
  • You can find… read more

      Canteen waste

    …you.

    Canteen wastes come from a wide variety of different businesses including:

    • restaurants and cafés
    • canteens
    • self-catering kitchens
    • mobile caterers
    • outside caterers supplying buffets.

    Canteen waste includes:

      More waste materials (A-D)

    caterers * outside caterers supplying buffets. Canteen waste includes: * waste from food preparation * left-over food * food packaging materials * disposable cutlery, plates and napkins * waste electrical and electronic equipment such as cash registers and microwaves * waste water. “Catering waste”read more

      More waste materials (E-W)

    …animal by-products and catering wastes (Northern Ireland) If you make compost from your catering waste at your premises you must have registered an exemption with your environmental regulator. Contact your environmental regulator For more information read our guidance on waste exemptions at offices.… read more

      More waste treatment processes (A-O)

    …Site layout You must separate catering waste and the resulting compost from all other wastes throughout the composting process. You must not mix catering waste that contains meat with catering waste that does not contain meat. You must not compost catering waste on any site that also houses… read more

      Animal by-product categories

    …animal origin, or containing products of animal origin - this includes food that is waste due to manufacturing or packaging defects

  • catering waste, other than catering waste from international transport
  • eggs and other by-products that do not show signs of infectious… read more

  •   Handling and storing animal by-products

    …than 5kg) from 1 January 2016. This duty does not apply to businesses in rural areas or those producing less than 5 kg of food waste per week.

    International catering waste is classed as a Category 1 Animal By-Product and therefore requires specialist management. See the page in this guideline:… read more

      What are animal by-products?

    …pigeon droppings

  • catering waste, unless it is to be used as animal feed, is going to a composting or biogas plant, or is from international transport, ie from aircraft or ships operating outside the European Union.
  • Catering waste is waste food… read more

    Whats new on NetRegs

    • Waste – Duty of Care Roles and Responsibilities

      The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.

      https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/waste-duty-care-responsibilities

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    • Download our NEW leaflet today: Duty of Care for waste

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      Duty of Care for waste (Scotland) leaflet (PDF - 775KB)

       

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