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NHSScotland Waste Management Guidance (SHTN 03-01)

Published on 31 October 2023

From: Health Facilities Scotland

Scottish Health Technical Note 03-01: NHSScotland waste management guidance.



This guidance intends to assist all NHSScotland boards in meeting their waste management priorities by reflecting current legal, policy and procedural requirements and best practice.

It provides guidance to staff and contractors involved at all stages of waste management in the modern healthcare setting. SHTN 03-01 guidance and recommendations are applicable wherever the NHS in Scotland provides healthcare services and produces waste of any kind.

This updated version 7 supersedes the prior versions previously known as SHTN 3 series. Please click here to see the available archived versions.