Compliance: Waste Disposal Policy and Procedure in an RMG Factory

A company that believes in the success and sustainability of the firm is fully committed and respectful to the business, social and environmental goals and obligations. It also complies with the relevant laws and regulations applicable to the company. Managing and disposing of the waste responsibly contributes to preventing pollution and making the earth a better place to live.

Categorisation of wastes
Categorisation of wastes

Types of wastes generated:
1) Production Waste
2)Non-production Waste
  1.  Production waste
    1. Felt/ Rags left over after cutting or stitching
    2. Torn plastic bags
    3. Torn cartons
    4. Miscellaneous wastes if any
  2. Non-production waste
    1. Office consumables - paper, used printer/photocopier ink toner etc
    2. Waste generated from toilet, canteen etc
    3. Office/ factory consumables - waste paper, used bulb/ tube lights, used diesel oil etc
    4. Miscellaneous non-production wastes if any
The stock taking responsibility is carried by the supervisor. He, in collaboration with the production manager,  lists out all types of waste generated in the company and communicates all information to the concerned person for taking necessary actions at their end. 

Classification of wastes generated:
1) Hazardous Waste
2) Non-hazardous Waste
  1. Hazardous Waste
    1. Office consumables- used bulb/ tube lights etc
    2. Factory consumables - used diesel oil etc
Hazardous waste
Hazardous waste; P.C.

  1. Non- hazardous Waste
    1. Felt/ rags, leftovers after cutting/stitching
    2. Torn plastic bags/ torn cartons
    3. Office consumables- paper, used photocopier ink toner etc
    4. Waste generated from toilet/ canteen etc
Non-hazardous waste
Non-hazardous waste; PC

One of the floor supervisors with the help of production manager is responsible for the classification of all wastes generated in the company. Supervisors can also take the expert's advice if required.

Collecting and temporarily storing wastes
Before the waste is disposed of safely, it has to be collected and stored temporarily in the company premises. The following persons are responsible for collecting and temporarily store wastes aiming to dispose of safely as soon as possible. 

Safe disposal of wastes
The safe disposal of the wastes is the responsibility of the compliance officer. He/she maintains the documentation of the disposal in the following format.
Internal Monitoring
The company constitutes a team comprising of the following executives for undertaking internal monitoring on implementation of the waste disposal procedure to maintain the effectiveness :

  1. Compliance Officer
  2. Production Manager

The team monitors the activities at an interval of every six months. The monitoring results are sent to the Director of the company for review and further course of action.

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