Reviewed by: Sarah Cokayne, Resources Committee, 8th November 2021
Next Review: Autumn 2023
Reducing waste is a key to a cleaner world and a benefit to our environment. It is the requirement that all employees (all persons undertaking the provision of any form of work for Kelvin Grove Primary School) on site are aware of and understand the duty and responsibilities contained in our policy.
We at Kelvin Grove Primary School will do our best to comply with the government regulation to help reduce waste.
- All members of staff at school have a responsibility as part of their personal ‘Duty of Care’ to adhere to the waste procedures
- Staff should ensure safe handling of waste and safe practice when dealing with waste
- Staff should be aware of the safe separation of waste and liaise with the premises manager for safe collection an disposal point. Waste wheelie bins should be about 4 metres away from the school building
- Handle bags by the neck
- Put on personal protective equipment (gloves and apron if necessary)
- All external wheelie bins are locked up and secure
Waste Monitoring Officers
The waste monitoring officers are the premises manager and cleaner in charge. These people will be responsible for the day to day requirements of these procedures in relation to the disposal and safe handling of non clinical, clinical and special waste.
The waste monitoring officers will also ensure that the waste disposal contractors comply with all the relevant legislation and administers licences, certificates, waste transfer notes and all other formal paper work required. All staff must be trained in the operational requirement of this policy.
All staff should note that non-compliance with regulations made under the environment protection legislation could in certain circumstances result in individual prosecution.
CATEGORIES OF WASTE
- NON CLINICAL WASTE (DOMESTIC WASTE)
- CLINICAL WASTE
- BUILDING WASTE
NON CLINICAL WASTE
These are materials that can be disposed of by landfill or incineration. There are two types of bins in each classroom and offices for rubbish generated at Kelvin Grove Primary School. There is a general waste bin and a green bin for recycling paper, plastic bottles and cards. The green bin is deposited weekly in the big recycling wheelie bin outside the school. Every member of staff should have access to the green wheelie bin outside the school for recycling cans, cardboard, glass and paper. This bin is collected weekly by Lewisham refuge services – 020 8314 2053.
If condition is appropriate it is recommended that such items should be offered to charity or if not suitable for charitable disposal, such items should be broken up and stored outside the school in the bin shed for appropriate disposal.
All our hazardous waste is disposed of by an approved rubbish clearance company called ‘Any Rubbish Clearance’
Tel: 020 8318 4240 or 07956 445 946
Address: 243 Hithergreen Lane, Lewisham, London SE13 6TH
Types of hazardous waste:
- Fluorescent tubes
- Toner and ink cartridges
- Computer Equipment
- Faulty/untested electrical equipment
- Cleaning chemical
Batteries from fire/intruder alarms are replaced and taken away by the contractor. Batteries from school equipment are recycled using the bin that has been provided by Lewisham Council.
Sanitary Bin and Clinical Waste Locations
3 x staff ladies toilets
1 x visitor toilet
1 x girls toilet dining hall
1 x staff toilet by yr1
1 x staff toilet by yr2
1 x staff toilet nursery
1 x girls toilets – right
1 x girls toilets – left
2 x staff toilets – 1st floor
1 x staff toilet
1 x disabled toilet
1 x disabled toilet – dining room
1 x disabled toilet – Paxton
Our clinical waste is collected by an approved clinical waste company called:
PHS X1 and Dirty Harry’s X 1
Contact number: 01794 523 848
Address: Unit 7, The Quadrange, Premier Way, Romsey, SO51 9AQ
Our sanitary bins are service by:
STORAGE OF NON CLINICAL WASTE
All non clinical waste like furniture, batteries, fluorescent tubes etc are stored in the redundant oil tank room within the boiler house.
Waste should not be left for collection in corridors or areas preventing safe access.
In the event of a new hazardous waste being identified contact should be made with the school business manager or the premises manager.