The list of authorized users of spent solvent for recycling under the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016, as updated in June 2023, is a crucial reference point for businesses and industries dealing with hazardous waste disposal in India. These rules, formulated to safeguard the environment and human health, necessitate the responsible disposal of hazardous waste, such as spent solvents, and emphasize recycling as a preferred method.
Regulations and Consent for Hazardous Waste Disposal
Under these rules, disposing of spent solvent waste requires obtaining consent from the State Pollution Control Board. Recycling is the recommended method, promoting sustainability and reducing environmental impact. However, it’s of utmost importance that the recycling agency chosen for this purpose is registered and approved by the regulatory authority. The updated list of approved waste recyclers serves as a dynamic resource to ensure compliance with these regulations.
Verification of Recycling Agency Documents
During the disposal process is the verification of the documents provided by the recycling agency. This step ensures that the selected agency is qualified and authorized to handle the specific type of waste in question. Note that not all registered recycling agencies are approved for collecting, storing, or processing all types of waste. For instance, an e-waste recycling agency may not be permitted to manage used oil disposal.
In conclusion, the list of authorized users of spent solvent for recycling maintained by the GPCB plays a crucial role in environmental protection and compliance with waste management regulations. Adhering to these regulations, verifying recycling agency documents, and using the approved list for guidance can collectively contribute to responsible and sustainable hazardous waste management, minimizing adverse environmental and health impacts.
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