MRF Workshop Presentation - Cardiff

Report
Introduction by
Chair
Linda Crichton
Head of Resource
Management
Agenda
10.00-10.10
Housekeeping/Introduction by Chair
Linda Crichton (WRAP)
10.10-10.25
Importance of MRF Regulations to Government and
endorsement
Andy Rees (Welsh
Government)
10.25-10.45
Key requirements of the Regulations
Sarah Bonwick (Welsh
Government)
10.45-11.15
Coffee
11.15-11.40
Overview of Sampling Guidance
Mike Jefferson (Verde)
11.40-12.00
Overview of the web portal to deliver transparency
of MRF testing results
Steve Waite (WRAP)
12.00-12.20
Role of Regulator
12.20-12.35
Q&A
Nadia De Longhi (Natural
Resources Wales)
Linda Crichton (WRAP)
12.35-12.40
Close
Linda Crichton (WRAP)
12.40
Lunch
WRAP MRF Seminar
11 March 2014
Cardiff City Stadium.
www.cymru.gov.uk
Materials Recovery Facility
Regulation
Dr Andy Rees
Head of Waste Strategy
Waste & Resource Efficiency Division,
Department for Natural Resources and Food
Welsh Government
Introduction
This is a new Regulation, applying to
Material Recovery Facilities which will
provide a framework for improving the
transparency of data on the sampling
process/quality of recyclable material
sent to Material Recovery Facilities
and the quality of the material outputs
of those facilities.
Why are these Regulations
important?
• Ground-breaking - first set of regulations in place
to improve transparency and information about
quality of recyclable material sent to and outputs
of material produced by Material Recycling
Facilities
• The Regulations will provide transparency of
information on quality available to the wider
industry
• Will help the recyclate market operate better and
deliver high quality recycling
• Information provided on quality of recyclate by
MRFs may be able to be used to help
demonstrate compliance with separate collection
requirements of revised Waste Framework
Directive (as long as quantity and quality are
equivalent to kerbside sort).
Where did it all begin?
The Environmental Services Association started
the ball rolling with heir own (voluntary)
accreditation scheme (Code of Practice);
Then there were extensive discussions with
industry on:
• Considering ways to try and help stimulate the
market conditions necessary to improve
• Promote the quality of material produced by
MRFs
• Growing the recycling materials market.
All parts of the recyclate chain have taken a keen
interest in this area and regulation development –
as have Ministers and several DEFRA and Welsh
Government Departments.
Consultation
Joint consultation responses published on 1
February 2013.
Total of 88 responses;
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Local Authorities
Waste Management Co
Reprocessors/Manufacturers
Other prof/rep/trade bodies
Other (consultancies, interest groups,
campaign bodies
42
11
23
4
8
Key issues arising from the
consultation
• Preference for Environment Agency / Natural
Resources Wales carrying out inspections and
compliance checks, over having a third
(independent) party audit doing so;
• Most respondents wanted sampling regime
strengthening from initial proposals;
• Calls to drop proposal for requirement to
sample residual waste streams, predominantly
on health and safety grounds;
• Looking for a balance between robust
sampling regime and operational/economic
pragmatism.
Welsh
Regulations laid before Parliament and the
National Assembly for Wales on 11 February
2014
They have been through various HoC scrutiny
committees.
Became applicable on 5 March 2014
MRF element (Schedule 9A) applies from 1
October 2014
Inspections
Inspections will be carried out by
• England
• Wales
Conclusion
Regulations are substantial and positive step:
• Provide transparency for all on the quality of
incoming feedstock – from each supplier (enables
contamination to be tackled at source)
• Provides accurate reporting of contamination rates
in material outputs and levels of non-target and
non-recyclable material (rejects) – to ensure that the
true level of recycling is accurately reported
(Question 100).
• Will allow comparisons with the quality of materials
obtained by separate collection
• Will allow local authorities and waste management
companies to demonstrate whether or not comingling is capable of delivering high quality
recycling.
Thank you for listening
www.cymru.gov.uk
Any queries / comments to:
[email protected]
Key Requirements of the
Regulations
Sarah Bonwick
Waste Strategy Advisor (Municipal)
Waste & Resource Efficiency Division,
Department for Natural Resources and Food
Welsh Government
Schedule 9A Materials
Facilities
Key requirements of the
Environmental Permitting (England
and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations
2014
New Schedule 9A Materials Facilities
Schedule 9A Materials
Facilities
There are 2 parts to Schedule 9A;
Part 1 - Introductory provisions, conditions and functions
1. Assessment and notification
2. Interpretation
3. Specification of conditions and environmental permits
Part 2 - Measurement and reporting requirements for materials
facilities
1. Input material
2. Output material
3. Records
4. Reports to the regulator
Schedule 9A Materials
Facilities
Part 1
Part 1 paragraph 1 - Assessment and notification
• Operators are required to carry out an assessment and are
required to notify the Regulator of the amount of mixed
waste they expect to receive at their facility during the period
of 12 months immediately preceding the start of a reporting
period
• The anticipated amount of mixed waste material that will be
received by that facility during the relevant year.
Schedule 9A Materials
Facilities
Part 1 continued
Part 1 paragraph 2 - Interpretation
Defines what is meant by:
• Material particles
• Material facility
• Mixed waste materials
• Household waste
• Target materials
• Non-recyclable
• Non-target material
• Reporting period
• Specified output material
• Materials facilities
• Reference to the meaning of recycled and recycling
Schedule 9A Materials
Facilities
Part 1 continued
Part 1 paragraph 3 - Specification of conditions and
environmental permits
• Any environmental permit relating to a Materials Facility that is
in force at the time, or that is granted after that time is subject
to the condition that the operator of that facility must comply
with paragraphs 1 & 2 of Part 1.
• Where an Operator has given notification, any environmental
permit either in force, or granted after that time, is subject to
the condition that the operator must comply with Part 2 of this
Schedule for so long as that notification has not been withdrawn
Schedule 9A Materials
Facilities
Part 2
Part 2
Paragraph 1 – Input material
• Sets out the samples facilities must take and measure
• Sets out that samples must be taken from material
received from each supplier
Schedule 9A Materials
Facilities
Part 2 continued
Part 2
Paragraph 1 – Output material
Operators must:
• Measure the total weight of material leaving the facility in
each reporting period.
• Measure the total weight in tonnes of all mixed waste
material that leaves the facility in each reporting period to
and is transferred to another materials facility for the
purpose of separating that material into specified output
material.
Schedule 9A Materials
Facilities
Part 2 continued
Part 2
Paragraph 3 – Records
• The Operator must record the information required under this
Schedule which includes
• Details of samples taken for inputs and outputs and where
material is sent to
• Records must be retained by the operator (min 4 years) and
be produced for inspection by the Regulator
Schedule 9A Materials
Facilities
Part 2 continued
Part 2
Paragraph 4 – Reports to the Regulator
• Facilities must report the measurements taken of materials
received by the facility, the total number, the weight and the
average composition levels of all the samples taken for each
supplier and by reference to the target materials (glass, metal,
paper and plastic).
• The facility must also provide information in respect of output
materials that leave the facility during a reporting period.
• Reports must be provided to the Regulator in electronic
format.
Schedule 9A Materials
Facilities
Part 2
Sampling Guidance is being drafted to
support Schedule 9A which will be
made available by WRAP.
Schedule 9A Materials
Facilities
Thank you for listening
Sarah Bonwick
Waste Strategy Advisor (Municipal)
Waste & Resource Efficiency Division,
Department for Natural Resources and Food
Welsh Government
Overview of
sampling
guidance
Mike Jefferson
Director, Verde Recycling
Solutions
Background
•Guidance to support the Regulations.
•Will be available on the WRAP website in April.
•Development supported by a steering committee with
representation from Government, regulators, the waste
industry and reprocessors.
•Separate Defra guidance is also being prepared.
•Prepared by LRS Consultancy with Verde Recycling Solutions,
Waste Intelligence and International Safety Services.
Introduction
•Non statutory (but with input from regulators).
•A practical guide explaining the requirements of the
Regulations.
•Gives best practise guidance.
•Will help ensure a high quality consistent approach to
sampling.
•Facilities (MF) can adapt sampling techniques to fit individual
circumstances.
•Highlights the potential operational and commercial benefits of
sampling.
Do you operate a MF?
A regulated facility or part of a regulated facility that receives
mixed waste material in order to separate it into specified
output material for the purpose of selling it, or transferring it to
other facilities or persons to enable that material to be recycled
by those facilities or persons.
The Regulations apply to MFs that receive 1,000 tonnes or more
of mixed waste material for sorting in four consecutive
reporting periods (each reporting period is three months)
What is Mixed Waste Material?
Waste that:
(a) originates
(i) from households, or
(ii) from other sources but is similar to household waste in terms of
its nature or composition; and
(b) consists in the largest proportion of two or more of the following
kinds of target materials mixed together:
(i) glass;
(ii) metal;
(iii) paper;
(iv) plastic.
What does this mean in practice?
•Mixtures of materials from non household sources containing
plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars, cardboard, drinks cans,
etc.
•Typical non household sources would be pubs, restaurants,
universities and offices.
•Additional advice on what might be considered ‘similar to
household’ in the Defra guidance – size of plastic containers
and trays, types of cardboard, etc.
•Streams such as household WEEE, textiles, residual and
organics not covered by the Regulations.
Examples of specified output materials
(output grades)
•HDPE bottles
•PET bottles
•Natural HDPE bottles
•Coloured HDPE bottles
•Clear PET
•Coloured PET
•PTT
•Domestic films
•Mixed bottles
•Clear (flint) glass
•Brown (amber) glass
•Green glass
•Mixed glass
•OCC
•ONP
•Mixed paper
•Aluminium UBCs
•Steel food and drinks cans
MF sets their own output grades
MF (subject to input volumes)
•Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) sorting
household dry recyclables.
•Commercial waste treatment operations
and transfer stations where materials similar
to household wastes are sorted into
specified output material
Not likely to be a MF
•Waste transfer stations acting only as bulking
points (so with no sorting activities).
•Waste transfer stations that sort C&I wastes.*
•Household Waste Recycling Centres (Civic
Amenity Sites).
•C&I MRF’s *
•MRFs treating only residual waste (‘Dirty’ MRFs).
•Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) plants
including those used at autoclave facilities unless
mixed waste material is accepted for any MRF
operations that form part of the process.
•Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) production facilities.
•WEEE management facilities.
•MRF’s separating materials from construction and
demolition waste.
* Unless the commercial waste meets the definition of Mixed Waste Material..
Sampling weights and frequencies
Material
Sample size /kg
Mixed waste material (in)
60
Paper (out)
50
Glass (out)
10
Metals (out)
10
Plastic (out)
20
Frequency of
sampling calculated
on a rolling basis
Material
Frequency until
01.10.16
Frequency after 01.10.16
Mixed waste material (in)
Every 160t delivered
Every 125t delivered
Paper (out)
Every 80t produced
Every 60t produced
Glass (out)
Every 50t produced
Every 50t produced
Metals (out)
Every 20t produced
Every 20t produced
Plastic (out)
Every 20t produced
Every 15t produced
Sampling weights and frequencies
To 1st October 2016
Example MF input scenario
(# samples pa)
Supplier 1
Supplier 2
Supplier 3
Supplier 4
Supplier 5
1,000
3
1
1
-
MF size (tpa)
10,000 45,000
31
93
18
62
12
62
31
31
100,000
312
93
93
62
62
MF size (tpa)
(summary)
Sample t/pa
Sample #/wk
Sample kgs/wk
1,000
0.3
0.1
6
10,000
3.7
1.2
71
45,000
16.7
5.4
321
100,000
37.3
12.0
717
To 1st October 2016
Example MF output scenario
To 1st October 2016
Example schedule that might be developed
Action
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Sample Supplier 1
comingled input
Sample Supplier 2
comingled input
Sample Supplier 3
comingled input
Sample Supplier 4
comingled input
Sample Supplier 5
comingled input
Action
Sample Card output
Sample Glass output
Sample Steel output
Sample Aluminium
output
Sample Mixed
Plastics output
Sample News & Pams
output
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Taking samples
•For incoming mixed waste material:
By supplier.
Sample sizes may fall to 55kg so long as the average over the reporting
period is 60kg.
•For output material:
Sampling by grade, e.g. for paper outputs this might be by OCC,
newspapers and magazines, mixed paper, etc.
No ability to go below the required sample weight.
•Not required where material arrives pre-sorted.
•Not required for the residual fraction.
•Samples should be taken in one go.
Supplier
•For material collected pursuant to arrangements made by a
waste collection authority under section 45(1)(a)or(b) of the
Environmental Protection Act 1990 that authority is the
supplier;
•Where the batch is transferred from another MF then they are
the supplier;
•If non of above then the supplier is the person who collected
the material or if not known the person responsible for
delivering it.
Step by step guidance on taking samples
•Scheduling of sampling.
Based on Regulations and predicted deliveries.
Taking representative samples (different days, shifts, times, etc).
•Isolating the sample.
•Take samples for:
 Loose input and output material.
 Incoming bagged material.
 Baled material.
• Labelling, storage & transport.
• Sampling from bulking points.
Guidance also provided for
•Separating a suitable weight of material.
•Randomising the sample.
•Taking a representative sample.
•Taking a sample using techniques such as slice of pie, direct
tipping or points of compass techniques.
•Taking samples from loose bulked material or from conveyors.
Sampling good practise
•Having a training programme in place.
•Having a sufficient number of trained staff.
•Modify the day and time when samples are
taken to ensure results are representative.
•Automate sample taking where possible.
•Ensure samples are corrected labelled and
stored.
•Containers marked with appropriate fill
levels.
•Undertake spot checks on sampling results.
Sampling bad practise
•Avoid taking samples just from the top or
bottom of a pile.
•Do not include exceptional items that would
ordinarily be removed prior to processing.
•Avoid use of built in scales on mobile plant.
•Do not test more than one sample at once
to minimise cross contamination risks.
•Do not ‘adjust’ a sample in an attempt to
make it representative.
Testing of samples
•Samples are split into two size fractions (using a 12mm x
12mm screen for glass and 45mm x 45mm screen for other
materials).
•Larger fraction sorted into target material, non target material
and non recyclable material.
•Smaller fraction (material particles) allocated as per the larger
fraction.
•For incoming mixed waste material the target material needs
to be split into a minimum of metal, plastic, glass and paper.
•Supporting evidence should be kept as to how wastes have
been categorised (reprocessors specifications).
•Covered step by step in the guidance.
Target materials
•For incoming mixed waste material this includes all items that
are requested for collection in that fraction.
•Includes integral parts of targeted materials (bottle caps, neck
rings, etc) unless specifically excluded in specifications.
•Includes the following items unless they are classed as a
contaminant in the reprocessor’s specification:
Aluminium foils and aerosols in UBCs.
PET trays in PET bottles (of the correct colour).
Wet paper unless it is degraded to the point where it is not fit for recycling.
•Contaminants can be of the same material type (coloured
glass in clear glass, OCC in newspapers and magazines, etc).
•Care is needed with respect to what is allowed up to a certain
percentage and contaminants with a tolerance.
Testing (other)
•Where different reprocessors are supplied with the same
output grade (each with their own specification) then a
common sense approach is proposed to defining target
materials.
•Cardboard and cartons that include cardboard as a composite
material should be included in the paper category.
Testing good practise
Testing bad practise
•Ensure ergonomics of the testing
area are optimised (H&S and
sorting speed / accuracy).
•Ensure those testing are fully
trained.
•Provide sufficient containers.
•Do not overfill containers.
•Containers should be clean and
dry.
•Not clearing /cleaning containers
and the work area between testing
different samples.
•Not isolating testing from other on
site activities (H&S and cross
contamination risks).
•Forcing or persuading material
through the sorting mesh.
•Weighing samples outside and / or
near moving vehicles (H&S and
weighing error risks).
Typical equipment
•Platform scales
•Bench scales
•Calibration weights
•Shovels / brooms
•Containers (sample / sorting)
•Screens
•Sorting table
•PPE
•Long handled wire cutters
•Pickers / sharps bin
•Sampling sheets
•Loading shovel
•Automated bin lifts
•Mini sort conveyors
Sampling statistics
•Reporting of average target material content and standard
deviation for each supplier (waste in) and output grades
required.
•The standard deviation provides a measure of how much
variation there is from the average for the target material
content across the sampling results
•Objective: high average target material content with low
standard deviation.
•Overview of other statistical analysis that could be carried out
using the data.
•Commentary on interpretation of statistics.
Sampling statistics
Health and Safety
•Layout and structure of the sampling area.
•Vehicle movements & operating procedures.
•Pedestrian access to sampling areas.
•Safe systems of work.
•Sampling from bales and from conveyors.
•Manual handling.
•Hygiene risks and handling hazardous waste.
•PPE.
Other areas included in the guidance
•Staff training (including H&S).
•Enforcement of the Regulations.
•Reporting templates.
•Questions and answers.
•Flowcharts.
Procedure for sample testing
Prepare sampling area
and equipment
Weigh the sample
Sort the sample
Clear Up
Tip sample onto sort
screen
Clean and dry
the sample area
Check sample
area/boxes are
free from crosscontaminants
Prepare sample
sheets for
recording
Return target
materials to
incoming bay*
Weigh the
entire sample
Record the
sample weight
Empty any liquids from
containers into a bucket,
record weight as a nonrecyclable fraction
Other fractions
into residue bay
Break clumped materials
into component parts
Recycleable
non-target
Sort sample materials
from screen into correct
sort box
Non-recyclable
non-target
Calibrate the
scales with
weights
Weigh each of the sorted
fractions and record
weight on sample sheet
Target materials
Clean and store
equipment
Plastic grades
Weigh materials that fell
through the screen and
record them as particles
Metals grades
Check weight of all sorted
fractions + particles is
equal to the total sample
weight (+/- 5%)
Paper grades
Glass grades
*ensure that these
materials are not
re-sampled
After two years of the regulations being in force
Paper grades
Weighbridge
data
MRF Supplier
Each 125t
material
Take
sample
Sampling
Each 60t
MRF
Glass grades
Sampling
Each 50t
Plastic grades
Test
sample
Record/
report
sample
Sampling
Each 15t
Metal grades
Sampling each 20t
Take
sample
Test
sample
Record/
report
sample
Acknowledgements
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Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
Defra
Environment Agency
Environmental Services Association
Kent Resource Partnership
Local Government Association
Natural Resources Wales
Northern Ireland Environment Agency
Resource Association
Resource Futures
Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
SITA UK
Veolia Environmental Services
Viridor
Welsh Government
MF Reporting
Portal on
Quality
Steve Waite
MRF Sector
Specialist
Presentation
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Introduction
What has to be reported in the MF Regulations ?
Why do we need the portal ?
WRAP Reporting Portal
Potential options for inputs
Potential options for outputs
Advantages and Challenges
Timescale
Presentation will only give a general overview as
the detail has yet to developed
What Has To Be Reported 1 ?
General Tonnage Data
INPUT
Input
OUTPUT
MF to MF Transfer
Paper Glass Metals Plastics
Residual and Other
(Tonnes) (Tonnes) Destinations (Tonnes)(Tonnes) (Tonnes) (Tonnes) (Tonnes) Destinations
Local Authority 1
6505
Local Authority 2
3132
Local Authority 3
1320
WM Company 1
1089
TOTAL (Tonnes) 12,046
20
list
26
list
46
Full List
5832
2802
1176
990
1100
Full List
What Has To Be Reported 2 ?
INPUT DATA
Supplier
Samples
Total
Average Composition
Average
Average Average non
Taken
Sample
By Target Material (%)
target
non-target recyclable
(number) Weight (kg) Paper Glass Metal Plastic Material % SD SE Material (%) Material (%)
Local Authority 1
49
2940
63
17.3
4.1
7.7
92.1
2.9 0.41
6.9
1
Local Authority 2
23
1380
57.6
8.1
5.3
18.7
89.7
1.6 0.33
6.4
3.9
Local Authority 3
10
600
50.1
14.9
3.3
28.1
96.4
2.3
0.4
3.2
WM Company 1
8
480
49.2
15.7
4.5
20.4
89.8
5.2
4.5
5.7
TOTAL/WEIGHTED
AVERAGE (By
sample)
90
5400
5.8%
2.4%
58.90% 14.50% 4.40% 13.9% 91.8%
What Has To Be Reported 3 ?
OUTPUT DATA
M ate rial
(unique to each MRF)
Sam ple s
Total
Tak e n
Sam ple
Ave rage Targe t M ate rial %
(num be r) We ight (k g)
SD
SE
Ave rage
Ave rage non
non-targe t
re cyclable
M ate rial (%)
M ate rial (%)
2.6
5.3
OCC
16
800
92.1
4.7
New s & pams
40
2000
94.4
0.6
0.1
3.8
1.8
Mixed paper
42
2100
83.9
0.8
0.1
7.5
8.6
98
4900
89.5
5.2
5.3
38
380
82.7
10.6
6.7
38
380
82.7
10.6
6.7
6
60
99.4
5.1
0.2
0.4
16
160
92.6
2.7
1.8
5.6
22
220
94.5
1.4
4.1
11
220
94.6
2.2
2.8
2.6
53
1060
92.8
0.7
1.3
5.9
Mixed rigid plastic
7
140
93.8
4.5
1.9
4.3
Mixed plastic
8
160
85.4
5.1
2.8
11.8
6.8
PAPER
Mixed coloured container
glass
Mixed coloured
aggregate glass
2.2
0.4
Green glass
Clear glass
Brow n glass
GLASS
Aluminium
Steel
M ETALS
HDPE bottles
Natural only HDPE bottles
Coloured HDPE bottles
PET bottles
Clear PET
Coloured PET bottles
Polypropylene
Mixed bottles
0.1
Pots, tubs, trays
Household Film
PLASTICS
TOTAL/WEIGHTED
AVERAGE (By s am ple )
3
60
87.3
6.2
6.5
82
1640
92.2
1.9
5.9
240
7140
89.8%
4.6%
5.6%
Standard Error and Confidence
• If standard deviation and number of samples are
provided
• Standard error = SD/√n
• At a stated confidence level (95% has a z=1.96)
• Then mean range = mean +/- (1.96 x standard error)
Why Do We Need The Portal ?
• Need to be able to understand the quality of materials
being delivered into and despatched from MFs.
• Regulator public registers may not provide sufficient
detail.
• Maximise ease of access by stakeholders.
• To be able to easily locate particular suppliers or MFs
an electronic portal with search facilities.
Schematic Draft Layout of WRAP Portal
Regulator (EA)
MFs
Electronically
Provide
Quarterly Data
Data
Validated
Opportunity
for other
Regulators
WRAP PORTAL
Registered
Stakeholders
Access Portal
Potential Options For Inputs
STEP1. User selects by year, current quarter (1, 2, 3
or 4) or cumulative period current year
MF INPUT
BY WEIGHT
STEP 2. Select from either individual MF or WMC
and supplier to trigger result totals
BY SAMPLES TAKEN
SUPPLIERS
to MF
(tonnes)
MF to MF
Total
Total
(select - either)
Average
Number of
Sample
Paper, Glass, Metal, Plastic
Target %
(tonnes) Destinations Samples Weight (kg)
Av Composition %
Composition SD
at 95% confidence
Average
Average
Non-Target % Non-Recyclable %
SE av+(1.96*SE) av-(1.96*SE) Composition
Composition
Select By Individual MF
Selected Individual MF (by pull dow n menu)
None
or Select Waste Management Company MFs
Select WMC (by pull dow n menu)
None
and/or Select Supplier
Selected single LA supplier (by pull dow n menu)
Select all local authority suppliers to the MF
Select single WMC supplier (by pull dow n menu)
Selected all w aste management company suppliers
TOTAL
12046
46
List
Single MRF
Only
90
5400
58.90%
Paper Selected
94.50% 3.2 0.3 95.1% 93.9%
3.20%
2.30%
Potential Options For Outputs
STEP1. User selects by year, current quarter (1, 2, 3
or 4) or cumulative period current year
MF OUTPUT
BY WEIGHT
STEP 2. Select from either individual MF or WMC
then select material & material grade
to trigger results totals
BY SAMPLES TAKEN
Target Material
Output
(tonnes)
Residual and Other Outputs
%
(tonnes)
%
Destinations
1100
9.1%
List
Total
Total
Average
Number of
Sample
Target %
Samples Weight (kg) Composition
at 95% confidence
Average
Average
Non-Target % Non-Recyclable %
SD
SE
av+(1.96*SE) av-(1.96*SE) Composition
Composition
Select By Individual MF
Selected Individual MF (by pull dow n menu)
None
or Select Waste Management Company MFs
Select WMC (by pull dow n menu)
None
and Select Material Stream
All Target Output Material
Paper (by pull dow n menu)
Mixed Glass (by pull dow n menu)
Metals (by pull dow n menu)
Plastics (by pull dow n menu)
None
or Select Individual Grade
Select Material Grades from pulldow n
None
TOTAL
10800 90.9%
Single MRF
Only
240
7140
89.8%
3.4 0.2 90.2%
89.4%
4.6%
5.6%
Potential Further Searches
• Information by Nation
• Information by Region
• Information by type of local authority
• Information by size of MF
Advantages
• Straight forward way to access information.
• Will allow a degree of comparison between local
authorities and MFs.
• Will allow MF to be considered against material
received and despatched.
• Will be able to get results by quarter
Challenges
• Acceptance by Industry
• Results being used in context
• Dealing with the different interpretations of material
grades
• Differentiating between a waste management company
supplier and waste management company operator.
Timescale
• The first reporting period is October 1st to December
31st.
• MFs have one month beyond 31st December to provide
their results.
• Portal to be tested for end of 2014 and ready to receive
the first set of validated data from 1st February 2015.
Thank You
[email protected]
Materials Facilities
Environmental Permitting (England and
Wales) Amendment Regulations 2014
The Role of the Regulator
Nadia De Longhi
Strategy Manager (Waste)
Contents
 Regulatory framework
 Who’s outside?
 Notifications
 Sampling and Reporting returns to the regulator
Inspection by the regulator
Charges
What happens if you don’t comply?
 Timeline
Regulatory Framework
Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment)
Regulations 2014
 Schedule 9A Materials Facilities into force October 2014
• Introduces requirements directly into qualifying permits
effectively as Conditions for operators to:
 decide if they qualify
 notify the regulator if they do
 sample, assess and report on quality
We have estimated that there will be approximately 30 qualifying
sites in Wales.
Who’s out?
Waste transfer or bulking activities not involving sorting
Sorting just one stream
Incoming waste is unlike household
Incoming waste does not contain target materials
Household Waste Recycling Centres (civic amenity sites)
Only treating residual waste (‘dirty’ MRFs)
Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) (without any MRF
operations)
Refuse Derived Fuel plant without a sorting facility.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment is excluded.
Separating only construction and demolition waste
Activities authorised by Exemptions
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Notifications
At the start of each quarter, operators must assess whether
they are likely to accept more than 1,000 tonnes of mixed
recyclable waste within the coming year
 If so, they must notify the regulator;
Only notify once, not every quarter;
Notification remains active until the operator withdraws it;
Operator can withdraw notification e.g. if a future assessment
indicates they no longer qualify;
If you are unsure whether you qualify, refer to guidance and
contact us for advice.
Sampling and Reporting returns
From 1 October 2014, materials facilities (MF) must:
carry out sampling of waste inputs and outputs and analyse
composition;
 record the information and have available to the regulator on
request;
 report information electronically every 3 months to the regulator.
We will advise you of the format for the reported data return in
due course.
Reported data will be published and placed on a Public
Register.
Inspection by Natural Resources Wales
 Awareness visits;
 Desktop audits of reported data;
 Announced inspections:
Inspecting management systems and checking bales
against reported data;
Unannounced inspections:
Focus on areas of potential weakness;
Inspection and audit findings will be reported on Compliance
Assessment Reports (CAR).
Charges
Arrangements for charging are being developed for
consultation in March / April 2014;
Charges to cover the regulatory effort required
What happens if you don’t comply?
The following will be treated as breaches of your permit:
 Failure to notify
 Failure to measure inputs and outputs from the facility
 Failure to measure at the required frequency and weights
 Failure to record
 Failure to report
 Our general approach to enforcement and sanctions will apply
Concluding messages
We are involved to provide confidence in the data;
MF Regulation is a discrete additional piece of work;
We want to work with business to deliver the aims.
Timeline
March 2014
Consultation on charges starts
April 2014
We write to operators we believe qualify
Operators can notify us and start preparations
July
Charging arrangements in place
We can formally start advisory visits
October
First 3 month reporting period starts
Operators start sampling (for Oct-Dec period)
Jan 2015
First reported data due from operators by 31 Jan.
TBA
First quarter results published
Thank you for listening
Q&A

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