“Waste Management” term is defined as the management of processes such as prevention of generation, reduction at source, reuse, temporary storage, recycling, recovery and disposal of all hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, in order to minimize the negative effects to the environment.
In order to ensure the management of wastes without harming the environment and human health, the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization specifies the criteria, conditions and features in "Waste Management Regulation" which was published in the Official Gazette on April 02, 2015.
According to the conditions specified in the Waste Management Regulation;
- Separation of wastes at source must be done,
- Temporary storage areas must be created,
- Disposal of wastes must be done in accordance with the regulations,
- Management of recyclable wastes must be ensured,
- Industrial Waste Management Plan must be prepared,
- Waste declaration forms must be made by facilities through the online application of the Ministry.
What is Industrial Waste Management Plan?
It is a 3-year plan, based on the type and amount of hazardous as well as non-hazardous wastes generated. Considering the type and amount of waste generated in the previous year, the plan is prepared in accordance with the format published by the Ministry, according to the estimated amount of waste that may occur in 3 years and the prepared plan is presented to the Provincial Directorate.
Who is Responsible to Prepare an Industrial Waste Management Plan?
All companies operating in production services are required to prepare an Industrial Waste Management plan that includes all hazardous and non-hazardous wastes resulting from their activities. Moreover, facilities exempted from the application of environmental licenses by the Ministry are required to provide information on the amount and type of their wastes in the waste management plan and comply with the provisions of the legislation on waste recovery and waste management.
What is the Validity Time for an Industrial Waste Management Plan?
An Industrial Waste Management Plan is valid for 3 years as of the date of approval by the Provincial Directorate.
When Should an Industrial Waste Management Plan Be Renewed?
In case of a change in the Approved Industrial Waste Management Plan, the updated plan must be prepared and renewed within 1 (one) month and submitted to the Provincial Directorate.
In case of an approved plan to be continued, the Industrial Waste Management Plan must be submitted to the Provincial Directorate 3 (three) months before the expiry date.
As Bilgi Çevre Consultancy Services We;
Ensure compliance with the legislation, by checking the compliance of your company with the requirements of the Waste Management Regulation,
Prepare documents for hazardous and non-hazardous wastes that may occur,
If necessary, communicate with accredited laboratories for waste analysis,
Establish procedures related to waste management,
Determine the methods related to waste disposal and support the determination of disposal companies,
Complete the Hazardous/Non-Hazardous Waste Declaration through the online system of the Ministry during declaration periods,
Prepare an Industrial Waste Management plan and submit it to the Provincial Directorate,
Ensure the sustainability of your company in all environmental processes with periodic inspections,
Inform your company representative about the legislative changes,
Give Environmental Awareness, Waste Management and Zero Waste trainings.
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