What is Batching Plant?
Batching plant is called collection separation plant where the collection of packaging wastes and other non hazardous wastes are collected and classified according to their types, except the accumulations made within the factory, point of sale and similar units. Non hazardous waste collection certificate is given to enterprises that are authorized to collect non hazardous waste, and packaging waste collection certificate is given to Provincial Directorates of Environment and Urban Planning for enterprises that are authorized to collect packaging wastes and responsible for batching plants.
Criterias That Should Be Provided in Batching Plants
The Waste Management Regulation and the obligations imposed on batching plants must be observed. Taking place in consideration of the distance of the health protection band at the distance to the settlement areas and taking measures to prevent contamination of the receiving environment, soil, surface waters and groundwater at the facility. Every kind of preventive measures should be taken in order to minimize the negative effects such as odor, dust, leachate, gas and so on. The area where the packaging waste is to be separated is completely closed and the open and closed areas of the activity should be concrete. Areas outside of completely enclosed areas must be surrounded by permanent building materials to ensure facility safety. In addition, it is important to have a weigh-in program that provides remote access to the internet. It is very important that the records obtained for the purpose of presenting the records if requested by the ministry or provincial directorates are kept for at least thirty days in order to establish the necessary camera recording system which enables remote access to the facility entrance and exit points, facility entrance and exit points in order to follow the wastes they accept. It is very important to have lightning system in these facilities.