Non-hazardous waste typically includes cans, bottles, food waste, cardboard, jars, paper, aluminum, steel, glass, and certain plastics. Checklists are used to inspect and validate how waste generators manage these types of waste in the collection, storage, transport, and disposal. In this post, we will review some essential elements of non-hazardous waste checklists:
- What does a typical non-hazardous waste checklist cover?
- Why are these checklists vital to the proper functioning of waste generators?
- How does Fielda improve efficiency in the use of these non-hazardous waste checklists?
What does a typical non-hazardous waste checklist cover:
Inspectors check if receptacles are used correctly at the facility where waste is generated—for instance, segregation in color-coded bins for recyclable material, wet waste, dry waste, etc. The containers must be in good condition, size, and number to manage the daily waste collected and stored in a clean, well-ventilated area. They check if debris is being cleared from the facility promptly, and workers are well-trained in using PPE and waste management SOPs. They also audit the waste disposal plans for each type of waste and whether they are sorted for processing, such as composting, recycling, incineration, or use in landfills.
Why are these checklists vital to the proper functioning of waste generators:
Although hazardous waste management protocols are far stricter because of the stakes involved, non-hazardous waste is no less challenging to manage. Unless companies have regular internal inspections and third-party audits to check their waste management processes, inefficiencies and gaps can creep in. This can result in poor hygiene, accumulation of waste beyond threshold quantities, delays in disposal, faulty sorting and segregation, etc. These lapses not only affect internal efficiency but can also result in penalties if they are flagged for violations of codes.
How does Fielda improve efficiency in using these non-hazardous waste checklists:
With checklists being used regularly to collect waste management data, maintaining quality standards in data collection and processing can pose challenges. Manual paper-based data gathering can result in data loss, data processing errors, and reporting delays. Fielda eliminates all manual processes and brings in the efficiencies of end-to-end digital processing. Data is collected through custom checklists which are easy to use and adapt. Workflow can be modified as the organization needs, and data, once collected, is instantly available as reports and dashboards for faster reviews and decisions.
Capture: Get rid of data collection compromises, missing data, and misrepresentations through digital capture.
Review: Instantly spot process errors and gaps for corrective action and remediation.
Collaborate: Work seamlessly across teams for clarity and efficiency with easy data sharing and workflow management.
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