RDF Industry Group Publishes First Code of Practice Report

Each of the Group’s 31 members reported against their compliance with the Code of Practice in 2019, with only nine minor breaches reported.

The RDF Industry Group is committed to sharing good practice across the industry to increase the confidence of both RDF customers and regulators in processes and products, and has published its first dashboard report for its Code of Practice. Reporting took place over the course of 2019, and shows the anonymised breaches of the Code of Practice reported by members against the relevant stages of the supply chain and regulations.

The CoP covers the following stages of the supply chain:

  • Waste arrives at transfer station;
  • Pre-treatment of waste;
  • Preparation for transport;
  • Storage;
  • Transportation;
  • Loading;
  • Export;
  • Unloading;
  • Transportation;
  • Further pre-treatment; and
  • Received at recovery facility.

The dashboard report also shares good practice recommendations for avoiding future breaches. In total, only nine minor (amber) breaches were reported by the Group’s 31 members, and no major (red) breaches, demonstrating members’ commitment to good practice.

Compliance with the Code of Practice allows members to display the accompanying logo so they can be recognised by those operating in the RDF export supply chain. The Group also supports the use of the CoP by the wider industry.

Robert Corijn, chair of the RDF Industry Group said:

“The Code of Practice by which all our members abide sets the standard for the rest of the industry. Not only does it help to clarify the rules around RDF in each UK nation, it also outlines good practice recommendations which aim to combat risks such as waste abandonment, nuisance, fires and illegal export. I am very proud of the confidence that compliance brings to our customers and regulators.”

The report can be found here.