PAS 402 Waste resource management. Specification for performance reporting
The waste industry is changing. It is no longer focused on filling holes in the ground. The industry has recognized the potential opportunities to be gained from recovering the resource in waste. In fact, waste is beginning to be considered a resource in its own right.
Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 402 provides a specification for performance reporting that can be adopted by waste resource management organizations. It provides the framework for the demonstration of performance against key areas.
Waste resource management is the collection, transport, recovery, treatment and disposal of waste, including the supervision of such operations and aftercare of disposal sites.
PAS 402 requires a waste resource management organization to report:
a) How it conducts specific waste resource management activities
b) The landfill diversion and material recovery rates it achieves.
PAS 402 applies to a waste resource management organization that processes industrial, commercial or household waste at a transfer station, treatment facility or disposal site. It does not apply to a waste resource management organization that operates solely as a waste carrier or waste broker.
Contents of PAS 402:
2 Terms and definitions
4 Scope of operations
5 Client relationship
6 Impacts and risks
7 Operational control
8 Organizational resource management
10 Legal and other requirements
11 Corrective, preventive and improvement actions
12 Performance review
Annex A (informative) Correspondence with existing management systems
Annex B (informative) Waste processing activities
Annex C (normative) Method for determining landfill diversion and material recovery rates
Setting the Standard for Waste Handling