SCHEDULED WASTE MANAGEMENT
According to Malaysian's law Environmental Quality Act, 1974, "Scheduled Wastes" are hazardous wastes from industrial activities that will pollute the environment if it is emitted, discharge or deposited into the environment directly.
"Scheduled Wastes" (SW) means any waste prescribed by the Minister and falls within the categories of waste listed in the First Schedule under Environmental Quality (Scheduled Wastes) Regulations 2005.
The related notifications and reports of the SW Management must be submitted to Department of Environment (DOE) of Malaysia as required by the regulations.
Below procedures are practiced for SW Management as required by the regulations:
- Notify DOE in accordance with Second Schedule within 30 days from the date of generation of the new SW categories and quantities of the SW through the online system, eSWIS (Electronic Scheduled Wastes Information System)
- 3 categories of SW are generated in our company: SW 409 (Contaminated empty drums); SW 410 (Contaminated rags, gloves & filters); SW 428 (Discarded chemicals).
- After identification and classification, SW are labelled following guidelines in Third Schedule.
- The labelled SW are then packed and secured onto pallet, before been transferred to a secured on-site SW store, and segregated according to incompatibility of different SW, in accordance with Fourth Schedule.
- The storage time of SW must be less than 180 days from the day it is generated and the weight not exceeding 20 metric tonne.
- An up-to-date inventory of the SW is submitted to DOE monthly through eSWIS, in accordance with Fifth Schedule.
- Information of SW are then completed by waste generator, contractor (transporter) and receiver (treatment or disposal facility) in the Consignment Note through eSWIS, in accordance with Sixth Schedule.
- We as waste generator shall provide information regarding the SW in accordance with Seventh Schedule (Waste Card) to contractor transporting the SW.
- In the event of spillage or accidental discharge, the contractor is responsible to inform the authority immediately and do the clean-up, and we will provide technical expertise to assist in the clean-up operation.