Scheduled Waste Management
A small percentage of hazardous waste has been regarded for a long time as intractable, or difficult to safely dispose of, without special technologies and facilities. These wastes are known as scheduled wastes. To ensure adequate protection of human health and the environment, governments agreed to implement a national approach to the management of scheduled wastes.

What is scheduled waste?


A formal definition of "scheduled waste" is: a material or article containing a chemical, or mixture of chemicals, exceeding the threshold concentration and threshold quantity (see the relevant specific scheduled waste management plan), 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 Schedule X (the agreed list of scheduled wastes)

 

Non-Scheduled Waste Management
Non-scheduled waste is solid waste which are not processed nor reclaimed by a waste management system or already sorted out. The disposal of these materials are a rising concern in many parts of the developed world where environmental alertness has been a rising trend.

What is non-scheduled waste?


All households must have a bin for the non-recyclable waste. The following will be placed in the bin for the non-recyclable waste:
  • Wrapping, bags and packaging (plastic, card, paper)
  • Dirty, wet paper and cardboard
  • Toothpaste tubes
  • Empty plastic jugs, bottles, containers
  • Clean metal food cans, aluminum cans
  • Plastic bags

Non-recyclable waste will end up at the dumping ground to be buried. It does not contain any of the recyclable waste because of prior sorting out.