All operators of food waste collections are recommended to carry out stringent risk and COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) assessments incorporating elements specific to food waste collection. Such assessments will help to ensure occupational health risks are mitigated.

This section summarises the potential hazards to health and the associated risks of household food waste collections. It includes suggestions regarding the issues to be covered by risk and COSHH assessments for food waste collections.

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  • Food waste collections guide: Health and Safety considerations

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