Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) PAS 100 ā€“ Free Consultancy Support
The Scottish Government has confirmed that "the composting of source segregated biowaste will continue to contribute to Local Authority (LA) recycling performance - regardless of output status - until the end of March 2013. From April 2013, only composting at PAS 100 certified sites will contribute to recycling performanceā€¯.
As a result of this and due to SEPA's estimate that only around 40% of the compost produced in Scotland is PAS 100 certified, there exists a real need to increase the volume of sites which are able to meet the PAS 100 specification; thus helping to maintain LA recycling rates.
ZWS has announced the provision of 2 days free consultancy support to those Scottish composters who seek PAS 100 certification.
AfOR will act as the project administrator to the consultancy support program. It will manage both the interested persons (composters) and the consultants.
Apply for consultancy support
In order to receive consultancy support you will need to complete the Statement of Intent which requires details of your current situation with regards to PAS 100.
Please complete the form in its entirety, following the submission instructions provided.
On receipt of the Statement of Intent AfOR will review the information against the project assessment criteria to confirm that you are eligible for support. A notification that AfOR has received your application will be provided.
On completion of the assessment, AfOR will inform you on whether your application for free consultancy has been granted. If you are successful a PAS 100 consultant will be designated to you with their contact details provided. They will in turn contact you for the purpose of arranging a suitable date to visit your site.
The consultant will advise on the implementation of PAS100 systems, the procedures and steps to certification, specifically:
talking through the BSI PAS 100 application pack for Compost Producers
identifying and explaining the PAS100 template documents, SEPA position statement and the records you will be required to complete for PAS100 certification.
The following criterion indicates the basic requirements which need to be met in order for any applicant to be considered eligible for free consultancy support:
- Compost site(s) are located in Scotland
- Plan to be in a position to apply to the Compost Certification Scheme within 8 months of submitting the Statement of Intent for 2 days of free consultancy support
- You plan to achieve certification to PAS 100 by March 2013
- The composting process you intend to certified is currently operating under a valid authorisation granted by SEPA
For further details on the support provided or the application process please contact AfOR directly.
Tel: 07717 294793, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org