Singapore Singapore revises Code of Practice for Hazardous Waste Management

Singapore revises Code of Practice for Hazardous Waste Management

Singapore has issued the Code of Practice for Hazardous Waste Management (SS603: 2021). This standard revises SS603: 2014 and specifies requirements for the collection, transport, storage, treatment, and disposal of hazardous waste.

The main changes from SS603: 2014 are as follows.

  • The definitions of the terms “hazardous waste” and “toxic industrial waste” were clarified.
  • The hierarchical structure of waste management methods and principles was made clearer.
  • The audit protocols of hazardous waste discharge operators, transport operators, and collection operators are detailed.
  • Requirements related to the contents of labels on waste containers are specified.
  • The minimum information to be declared by the waste discharge operator to the waste collection operator are specified.
  • Examples of potential situations to be addressed in waste management risk assessments are provided and safe work procedures are included as part of risk assessments.