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Glossary of Waste Management Industry Terms:

If like us you sometimes struggle to remember all the acronyms, definition of terms and jargon in our industry, here is a handy tool for you to use…

 

ABPO – Animal By-products Order 1999 – Replaced by (Amendment) (England) Order 2001

AD – Anaerobic Digestion

BMW – Biodegradable Municipal Waste

CA site – Civic Amenity (site)

CIWM – Chartered Institution of Wastes Management

CV – Calorific Value

DCF – Designated Collection Facility (WEEE)

DEFRA – Department of Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs

EEA – European Environment Agency

EFW – Energy from Waste

EHO – Environmental Health Officer

EPA – Environmental Protection Act (1990)

HDPE – High-Density Polyethylene

HHW – Household Hazardous Waste

HSE – Health & Safety Executive

HWRA – Household Waste Recycling Act (2003)

HWRC – Household Waste Recycling Centre

LDPE – Low-Density Polyethylene

MDR – Mixed Dry Recyclables

MHF – Materials Handling Facility

MRF – Materials Recovery Facility

MSW – Municipal Solid Waste

NIEA – Northern Ireland Environment Agency

OCC – Old Corrugated Cardboard

PET – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PP – Polypropylene

PPC – Pollution Prevention and Control Act (1999) (Regulations 2000) beware many amendments after 2000

PPE – Personal Protective Equipment

PS – Polystyrene

RCV – Refuse Collection Vehicle

RDF – Refuse-Derived Fuel

ROHS – Restricting of Hazardous Substances in product manufacture

SEPA – Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SRF – Solid Recovered Fuel

TPA – Tons per Annum

TPH – Tons per hour

WAMITAB – Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board

WEEE – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations

WET – Waste and Emissions Trading Act (2003)

WFD – Waste Framework Directive 75/442/EEC

WID – Waste Incineration Directive (2000/76/EC)

WIP – Waste Implementation Programme

WME – Whitham Mills Engineering

WRAP – Waste and Resources Action Programme

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Here at Whitham Mills we have been providing excellence in service since 1999.

Speak to one of our friendly staff members today on 01706 811 880 or email us on sales@whithammills.com

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