Getting Started with Dsposal

Tom Passmore

Friday, 07 September 2018


Dsposal is an online platform that allows anyone in England to find a licensed waste company, check their duty of care documents quickly and easily and get competitive quotes. Our approach to waste management focuses on creating easy to complete steps to help you find the right place for your waste. We're here to help you become a rubbish expert. Ready to get started?

In this article, you'll learn how to start using Dsposal to find waste companies, get quotes and follow your duty of care, and we'll provide some helpful resources to use as you work.

Before You Start

Before you jump into the tasks ahead, here are a few helpful things to know.

  • Dsposal is a web-based application that works in most web browsers, which means you don't need to download or install any software on your computer. To be sure Dsposal works properly your web browser needs to meet our requirements.
  • It's important to note that when you create a Dsposal account, you agree to comply with our Terms of Use, Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
  • We offer a number of online resources to provide help and insights about our tools and features. Check out our searchable Articles if you want to learn how something works, or if you run into any trouble.

Task Roadmap

Here's an overview of the tasks we'll cover in this article.

  • Set Up Your Account
  • Follow Your First Waste Company
  • Review Your First Notification
  • Find Your First Waste Code

Set Up Your Account

When you sign up for a Dsposal account, you'll enter your name and email address.

To learn more about account creation, read the article Create an Account.

Follow Your First Waste Company

Following site profiles in Dsposal helps you stay compliant effortlessly.

By following a waste company profile, you receive notifications of when their documents are coming up for renewal, when they have expired and when they are updated. Follow all the companies you use to stay informed.

Every site profile has a Follow button. By clicking the button, you can quickly go straight to their company profile without searching for them so when you're audited there's only one place you need to go to find all your duty of care documents.

To learn more about following, read the article How and Why to Follow a Waste Site Profile.

Review Your First Notification

All notifications are sent to Trash Talk.

By following a waste company profile, you receive notifications of when their documents are coming up for renewal, when they have expired and when they are updated.

Your Dashboard shows you all the notifications about the sites you follow and your sites (if you have a waste site) so in a glance you can make sure everything is up to date with all the companies you use.

Dsposal uses the Trash Talk area to list all the relevant info going on in the world of waste. For example, when:

  • an expiry date is important
  • an enquiry is received
  • there is a change in the law
  • we add something new

And you can quickly go straight to their company profile without searching for them so when you're audited there's only one place you need to go to find all your duty of care documents.

Trash Talk can be found on your dashboard and in it's own area on your account. Head to your dashboard now to take a look.

Find Your First Waste Code

Dsposal has put the waste codes list online in a searchable format. This means that it is easier to find the right code for your waste. However, the EWC Codes are written in technical language. To make understanding waste easier we have created the Dsposal Waste Thesaurus.

Head to the compliance pages and type in your rubbish type, choosing the EWC Codes and pressing search our system will search our database of the EWC Codes and Waste Thesaurus entries and return the results.

The results page contains all the different chapters, sub-chapters, entries and waste thesaurus keywords. This can be a long list and confusing list. Reducing the amount of results that are returned helps to find the correct EWC Code.

The next step would be to determine the correct chapter.

Clicking on the entry shows a synopsis of that code:

  • The Chapter number with description
  • The Sub-Chapter number with description
  • The EWC Code Individual Entry with description and additional information
  • The different Dsposal Waste Thesaurus keywords that relates to this entry

To learn more about finding the right code, read the article Using the Waste Thesaurus.


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