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Business licensing for a transfer station

In this project, the client contacted us in order to regulate and expand his business license in order to provide a broader response also to small waste suppliers according to the Hazardous Materials Law.

Since the materials were identical, there was no need to change the permit, but to approve the mixing of waste from small suppliers, when the main material is the same.

A small supplier means a waste producer, who produces a total of up to 50 tons of hazardous waste per year, and who has declared this in writing to the permit holder.

The definition of hazardous waste is based on the Hazardous Materials Law (1993) - “ Substance of any kind of which contains hazardous material, disposed or planned to be disposed or needed to be dismissed shall obey the provisions of any laws”.   The waste sorting process includes the classification of waste according to risk groups, while separating substances that may react between them.

A transfer station is a business used for the interim storage of hazardous waste and/or for one or more of the following actions approved by the supervisor: sorting and repackaging of hazardous waste, sorting and consolidating waste from small producers, shredding empty packaging and draining rinses, compacting empty packaging including barrels and routing waste to the final destination.

In the first phase of the project, the existing procedures and production processes at the station were mapped and tested, then the expected activity was defined and accordingly the required processes were planned, new procedures were written, and work practices were implemented.

The survey details the process of the waste arriving at the transfer station for waste recycling, the types of treatments and solutions applied by the company and its transfer to suitable landfills or recycling sites after separation and sorting. It also details the method of receiving the waste, weighing it, recording it and storing it. In addition, the company performs analyzes to determine characteristic properties before Consolidation of waste that arrived from separate suppliers, consolidation of waste and repackaging, storage after consolidation, weighing, transfer to a final treatment destination, registration, reporting and any other action that takes place in the field.

At the same time, the required adjustment of the changes was carried out with the authorities and accompanied until the end of the process and the implementation of all the changes at the transfer station. Later, audits were also carried out to test the effectiveness of the new processes.

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