1. How is the transport carried out?

Following contract signing: if you generate a large amount of waste (300-800kg/week) it is picked up according to an agreed upon schedule; if the quantity is smaller – by request.

2. How is the waste picked up?

The quantity and type of the full containers that need to be replaced with empty once is specified in a phone conversation prior to the pick-up.

3. How is the quantity of the waste measured?

Our vehicles are equipped with mobile electronic scales used to measure the weight of the containers in the presences of the party submitting the waste for disposal.

4. How is the submitted waste recorded and documented?

By a transport card issued in 6 /six/ copies. At pick up, the quantity of the waste (in kilograms) is recorded, and the six copies are signed and stamped. Copy number 1 is given to the party submitting the waste for disposal. Once the waste has been disposed of or incinerated, the party receiving the waste signs the remaining 5 /five/ copies. Copies №4 and №5 are sent to RIEW on behalf of both parties (the submitter and the receiver respectively), copy №6 is sent by the transporting party /in this case “ML-Bulgaria”/ along with an invoice for the services rendered.

5. How is the record book(s) filled in and how many copies are needed?

А record book is kept by the party submitting the waste for every type of waste. Either daily or at the time when the waste is picked up from the sites where it is generated, column “Site of Generation” is filled in with the name of the legal entity and the quantity (in kilograms) of the submitted on the given day waste.  When the waste is transported, column “Waste Submitted” is filled in with the name of the transporting party and the quantity of the waste, which should match the quantity of the waste specified in the “Site of Generation” column.

6. Who needs a waste disposal program?

According to regulation №1 of the Ministry of Health, only practicing physician and group medical practice are exempt from this requirement.

7. Where should the containers for hazardous waste be placed?

At every site where hazardous waste is being produced. Their size depends on the quantity of the waste produced.

8. What is considered a “hazardous waste”?

For details check regulation №1 of the Ministry of Health.

9. What code should be applied to used needles and syringes?

Code 18 01 03*, as used needles and syringes could cause infections. Code 18 01 01 should be used for sharps with expired date of sterility, as they are considered waste, but not “hazardous waste” /i.e. they cannot cause infections/ and therefore do not have the “hazardous waste” sign – “*”.

10. How is the service quality controlled?

The quality of the service is monitored by the integrated ISO 9001-2008 system as well as through periodic testing by the microbiology lab of the Regional Health Inspectorate, Pazardzhik city branch.