Scheduled Wastes Management & Consulting

Environmental Quality (Scheduled Wastes) Regulations, 2005 requires hazardous wastes to be properly packaged, labelled and stored. Waste generators are responsible to ensure that the scheduled wastes generated and stored temporarily in their premises pending further treatment or disposal, are managed according to the above stated Regulations. Amongst the vital elements towards proper management of scheduled wastes to be considered is the selection of suitable location for storage area, design of storage area, selection of suitable storage containers and the use of appropriate hazard communication based on hazardous characteristics, as well as good practices in managing or handling the scheduled wastes containers. These elements are crucial as to prevent leakages or spillages of scheduled wastes which could pose immediate danger to the workers and lead to contamination to its surrounding environment.

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In Malaysia, therefore, a material only become waste at the point at which it is emitted, discharged or deposited and then only if it causes pollution. It could thus be waste or may not be waste if it is managed in a manner so as to cause no pollution. Scheduled waste can be defined as material or article containing a chemical, or mixture of chemicals, exceeding the threshold concentration and threshold quantity which is:

• organic in nature;
• resistant to degradation by chemical, physical or biological means;
• toxic to humans, animals, vegetation or aquatic life;
• bioaccumulative in humans, flora and fauna; and
• listed on the agreed list of scheduled wastes, which includes Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) and Organochlorine Pesticides (OCPs).

IESB’s proactive team of certified environmental professionals in Scheduled Waste Management continuously conduct audit and provide solutions to clients on the following categories:

• Identification and classification of unknown wastes
• Consultation & solution conceptualization to establish the waste specification and how to further deal with it.
• IESB’s qualified personnel will identify unknown chemical items and arrange representative waste transporter for treatment and recovery when its necessary.
• Discerning the total waste pathway from point of generation to consolidation, transportation, recovery, treatment and final disposal.
• Our extensive experience in the waste management and environment industry enables us to provide expertise in all facets of waste management process.
o Together with our associates, we can handle the following SW codes under the Environmental Quality (Scheduled Wastes) Regulations, 2005: –
• SW202 – Spent Catalyst
• SW206 – Spent Inorganic Acids
• SW305 – Spent Lubricating Oil
• SW306 – Spent Hydraulic Oil
• SW307 – Spent Mineral Oil – Water Emulsion
• SW312 – Oily residue from automotive workshop, service station oil & grease interceptor
• SW322 – Waste on non-halogenated organics solvent
• SW323 – Waste of halogenated organics solvent
• SW409 – Disposed containers, bags, equipment contaminated with chemicals, pesticides, mineral oil or scheduled wastes
• SW416 – Sludge of inks, paints, pigments, lacquer, dye or varnish
• SW417 – Waste of inks, paints, pigments, lacquer, dye or varnish
• SW418 – Discarded of off-specifications inks, paints, pigments, lacquer, dye or varnish products containing organic solvent
• SW429 – Chemicals that are discarded or off-specifications