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									                                  Cornwall Litter Partnership
                 Litter Clean Up Event Risk Assessment (Suitable for young persons)
The purpose of this Risk Assessment is to make sure the health, safety and welfare of the volunteers has been
considered and that all reasonable precautions and controls are in place prior to any Clean up activity taking place.
Volunteers under 18 years of age will require a completed medical condition and consent form.
Any person with a known medical or other condition that may affect there own welfare or that of others should discuss
with the organisers any special requirements they may have prior to the activity taking place.
This generic style Risk Assessment is not a definitive listing of all potential hazards but is intended as a guide to enable
activity organisers to complete their own task specific Risk Assessment.

You can download this sample and change it to suit the location and the needs of the volunteers in the group.
You will need to both: -
   1. Tick the box of the “control measure” which are applicable to the job you are offering and
   2. As this is NOT a definitive list of all the hazards that may be encountered add any further Hazards and
       required control measures that you may identify during the pre-task survey and planning to additional
       sheets.

   Event organised by
   Organiser contact number
   Location of litter clean up (include
   Map reference)
   Emergency contact Names and
   Numbers for Group
   Date and time and duration of
   activity
   Number of sheets in this
   assessment
   Date and time of risk assessment
   Risk assessment carried out by
   name and signature
   Volunteers involved, number, ages,
   any special considerations.
   Main tasks and duties                           To undertake a litter clean up……..




                                                                                                                       Tick the
                                                                                Additional controls for volunteer       control
     Specific Hazard
                                      Suggested Control Measures                groups to make sure the risk is       measures
       Identified
                                                                                     adequately controlled            that apply
                                                                                                                      to this job
   Untreated Injuries          First aid provision in accordance with an        Complete medical information
   Risks – infection,           assessment of needs to ensure;                    forms and ensure equipment and
   bleeding, shock,             1/ Adequate numbers of competent first            supervisor competences match
   poisoning, permanent         aider’s                                           any declared needs
   disability, death
                                2/ Suitable and sufficient equipment             Safe storage and supervision for
                               Adequate and reliable communications              any required medications
                                (consider mobile reception and battery)          Organiser to ensure how work
                                                                                  areas can be accessed by
                                                                                  emergency services
   Handling of waste           Use appropriate protective equipment and         Volunteers to be briefed and
   materials                    clothing                                          supervised to ensure correct
   Risks – cuts, scratches,    Consider the use of gloves and litter picking     procedures are followed
   poisoning, allergic          tools                                            Bags or other containers should
   reactions, manual
   handling                    Use shovels and hand tools as appropriate         only be filled such that they may
                               Ensure storage containers are sufficiently        be easily handled
                                robust and designed such that they may be        Supervisors will have to ensure
                                handled safely                                    that volunteers do not lift heavy
                               See Flotsam/Jetsam, Fly tipping, Broken           loads
                                glass/ Sharps                                    Supervisors must maintain an
                                                                                  awareness of manual handling
                                                                                  issues


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Domestic animals             Wear appropriate clothing for walking in the         Supervisor to ensure a safe
Risks – sudden                countryside and keep a sharp lookout for              distance is maintained from any
confrontation, bites,         loose dogs.                                           loose animals
scratches
                             Carry an ultra-sound dog deterrent such as a         Volunteers to avoid contact with
                              “dog dazer”.                                          animals and report any loose
                             Avoid physical contact with all animals.              animals to the supervisor

Farm animals                   If contact is unavoidable, avoid sudden            Supervisor to ensure a safe
Risks – kicks, bites,           moves and do not place yourself between a           distance is maintained from any
goring, stamping,               female animal and its young.                        loose animals
crushing, emotional
                               Do not run or show signs of fear.                  Potential danger areas to be
trauma, cuts, bruises,
broken bones, external         Leave the animal enclosure as quickly as            identified in advance and avoided
and internal injuries.          possible, without running.
Infections and allergic
reactions.
Snakes                         Wear stout boots (with ankle protection) and       Potential danger areas to be
Risks – poisonous bites         gaiters to protect lower legs.                      identified in advance and avoided
                               Keep a sharp lookout, to avoid stepping on         Supervisor to possess
                                or disturbing an adder.                             appropriate competences in
                                                                                    snake recognition and maintain
                                                                                    lookout
Insects                      Wear long trousers (tucked into socks) and           Supervisor to be aware of any
Risks – bites and stings      long sleeved top, to cover arms and legs.             allergies, and treatments required
                             Take care not to disturb hives or nests and           and ensure they are available
                              keep well clear of swarming bees or wasps.           Potential danger areas to be
                             Use insect repellent at times and in areas            identified in advance and avoided
                              where insects are known to be active,                Volunteers to be advised on
                              particularly if you suffer severe reaction to         insect control and precautions
                              insect bites or stings.
Rats                         In the right conditions the Leptospirosis            Potential danger areas to be
Risks – Infection             bacteria can survive for a number of days after       identified in advance and avoided
through cuts, scratches       leaving the host animal and it has the potential      if possible
or abrasions or by            to infect during that period.                        Working in water or in direct
mouth
                             When working in water, wear protective                contact with water should be
                              clothing and boots and avoid rubbing your             avoided
                              nose, mouth or eyes with your hands.                 Gloves and litter pickers should
                             After contact with water that may be infected         be used as appropriate
                              or with contaminated boots or clothing, wash         Supervisors should monitor and
                              affected parts of the body thoroughly with            halt activities if contamination is
                              soap and water, paying particular attention to        suspected
                              fingernails.     Do not eat until you have           Supervisors to ensure hand
                              thoroughly cleaned your hands and arms.               washing routines etc are carried
                             Wet clothing and footwear should be                   out
                              thoroughly cleaned as soon as possible after         Volunteers to be briefed on
                              use.                                                  dangers and precautions
Ticks                        Wear long trousers (tucked into socks) and           Supervisor to assess area in
Risks – bite resulting in       long sleeved top, to cover arms and legs.           advance and if infestation is
rash, flu symptoms,             Ticks can be seen more easily on light              suspected move to another area
joint pains, headaches
                                coloured clothes.                                  Supervisor to ensure all clothing
                             When working in tick infested areas inspect           worn is fit for purpose
                                body for ticks every few hours and if possible,    Volunteers to be briefed on
                                at the end of the day’s outdoor activity,           precautions and treatments
                                undress and inspect body for ticks. Remove         Volunteers to report any contact
                                tick by grasping it close to the skin, with         with Ticks to supervisor prior to
                                tweezers. Apply gentle pressure, twisting           attempting any treatment
                                anti-clockwise and upwards, repeating as
                                necessary




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Wild Animals                Keep a sharp lookout for animal movements.           Supervisor to ensure a safe
Risks – sudden               Avoid contact with animals and their                  distance is maintained from any
confrontation, bites         excrement. Do not disturb their dens or               loose animals
scratches, contact with      interfere with their young.                          Potential danger areas to be
excrement.
                                                                                   identified in advance and
                                                                                   avoided
Chemicals                   Thorough knowledge of the types of                   Potential danger areas to be
Risks – Inhalation,          chemicals used in the countryside, their              identified in advance and
ingestion, contact with      effects and the “first aid” measures to be used       avoided
skin, contact with eyes.
                             in the event of contamination.                       Supervisor to possess
                            Avoid any area being treated with pesticides          appropriate competences in
                             or insecticides and for at least 24 hours after       recognition of hazardous
                             the application.                                      substances that may be
                            Wear protective clothing, particularly mask,          encountered and brief group
                             gloves and goggles when applying timber               prior to starting task
                             preservatives. Wear gloves, when handling            Volunteer groups should be
                             previously treated timber. Wash hands                 advised not to touch any
                             thoroughly after treating or handling timber.         unknown substances or
                                                                                   containers but to seek
                                                                                   assistance
Derelict structures         Do not enter buildings, which appear to be           Volunteer groups should not be
Risks – collapse of          derelict, unless absolutely necessary.                allowed access into any derelict
floors, roof or walls.      When entry is necessary, to carry out a               buildings unless declared safe
                             detailed inspection of a derelict building, first     by an appropriate authority
                             establish, if possible, ownership of the             Derelict works should be
                             building and seek advice from the owner on            inspected and made safe before
                             its condition.                                        any adjacent activity is
                            Never undertake inspections unaccompanied             undertaken
                             and take care that at least one member of the
                             team remains in a safe place at all times, to
                             summon help if required.
                            Take notice of warning signs and safety
                             fencing.
Cliffs, quarry faces,       Avoid landscape features known to be                 A pre-activity survey should
steep slopes and             unstable and hazardous.                               identify such hazards and enable
crevasses.                  Careful choice of routes over and around              them to be avoided or managed
Risks – Trips, falls and     obstacles.                                            appropriately
slides.                     Wear stout boots with well-treaded soles.            Organisers must ensure safe
                            Take weather conditions (and possible                 distances and appropriate levels
                             weather changes) into account.                        of supervision are maintained
                            Avoid areas immediately below unstable cliffs         near such hazards
                             or steep slopes.
Electrical fences           Always assume that electric fences are “live”.       Supervisor to ensure a safe
Risks – Electric shock      Avoid contact. Close proximity can result in a        distance is maintained or
                             shock, in damp conditions.                            arrange for the fence to be de-
                                                                                   energised
Golf Courses                Take great care when walking on golf courses         Organiser to ensure advance
Risks – Being struck by      and particularly when crossing fairways. Be           notice is given to any golf club
a golf ball                  alert to warning shouts and allow for badly           such that play is suspended
                             sliced or hooked drives.                              during activity or that safe
                                                                                   working procedures are agreed
Ground Conditions           Avoid dangerous areas and choose the safest          Organiser to brief group as to the
Risks – Trips, falls and     possible routes over ground, which is in a            need to be aware of ground
slides                       poor condition.                                       conditions and the appropriate
                            Wear strong boots with good ankle support             level of care required
                             and well-treaded soles.                              Supervisor to select safe routes
                            Wear appropriate protective clothing.                 and ensure their use




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Hedges, Fences,              Take care when climbing stiles, particularly in     Organiser to brief group on
Walls, Gates and              wet conditions.                                      general good countryside
Stiles                       Take care when opening or closing gates,             practice
Risks – Falls when            particularly when the gate is in a poor state of    Supervisor to select safe routes
climbing fences,              repair or is badly hung.                             and ensure their use.
trapped fingers or
hands when opening           Avoid climbing walls - always use gaps, stiles      Supervisor to ensure appropriate
and closing gates.            or gates.                                            clothing is worn.
Cuts and scratches           Take care when walking along paths, which
from barbed wire,             are bounded, by vegetation or where barbed
brambles and thorn            wire has been used in a fence.
hedgerow bushes.
Walls collapsing or
stones dislodging,
particularly in dry stone
walls.
Disused mine shafts,         Exercise extreme care when walking in               Volunteer groups should not be
adits, wells and              derelict mine sites or near derelict buildings.      allowed access into such sites
caves                        Examine any records of old mine workings             unless made safe and given
Risks – Falls,                that are available.                                  permission by the appropriate
entrapment, immersion
                             Do not enter caves.                                  authority.
in water, impact from
                                                                                  Organisers must ensure safe
falling debris.
                                                                                   distances and appropriate levels
                                                                                   of supervision are maintained
                                                                                   near such hazards
Marshes, Bogs and            Avoid obvious areas of water or saturated           Volunteer groups should not be
Quick-sand                    ground conditions.                                   allowed access into such areas,
Risks – Entrapment,          Check with landowner/occupier before                 they should be identified in
immersion in water            entering suspect areas.                              advance and avoided
                             Where it is necessary to work in suspect            Organisers must ensure safe
                              areas, work in teams and use safety ropes            distances and appropriate levels
                              and harnesses.                                       of supervision are maintained
                                                                                   near such hazards
Quarries, Mines and          Wear high visibility clothing, safety hat, and      Volunteer groups should not be
Mineral Waste Tips            safety footwear.                                     allowed access into such areas
Risks- Slips and falls.      Inform Quarry/Mine Manager of your                   unless by prior arrangement with
Immersion in water.           presence on site.                                    the site managing authority and
Collapse of unstable
land. Impact from flying     Keep well clear of all vehicles, plant and           the completion of a site-specific
or falling debris.            machinery.                                           risk assessment.
Crushing by plant or         Keep well clear of quarry faces, excavations,       Organisers must ensure safe
machinery. Inhalation of      lagoons and other areas where mining or              distances and appropriate levels
dust and gasses.              quarrying operations are taking place.               of supervision are maintained
Contacts with chemicals      Wear face mask if it is necessary to enter an        near such hazards
and hot materials
                              area where dust s present in the air.
Tides and Currents           Consult local tide tables and experts when          Organisers must ensure the
Risks -Being trapped by       planning work in on beaches or alongside             appropriate level of competent
in-coming tide, boat          tidal estuaries and keep to planned timetable.       supervision (life guards etc) with
capsizing, falling into
                             Avoid hazardous situations and locations.            local knowledge.
water
                             Always work in pairs when using a boat or           Volunteers should not be
                              when intentionally entering water and always         expected to work in or on the
                              wear a lifejacket and have a suitable rope           water without appropriate
                              available in these circumstances                     training and supervision
Flotsam and Jetsam           Make a site inspection prior to the event to        Organiser to ensure groups do
Risks - – Inhalation,         identify any unknown objects/substances.             not work in areas where
ingestion, contact with      Brief volunteers that the tide may bring in or       unidentified objects or
skin, contact with eyes.
                              expose un-surveyed objects that they should          substances are likely to be found
Cuts, inhalation of
fumes, infection by           consult the group leader about before               Supervisors should carry out an
medical waste or rotting      touching                                             advance inspection
materials                                                                         Volunteers must be briefed on
                                                                                   the exact procedures to be
                                                                                   adopted if unidentified objects
                                                                                   are found.




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Water                       Avoid banks that appear to be unstable.             Organisers must ensure safe
Risks - Immersion,          Avoid hazardous situations and locations.            distances and appropriate levels
ingestion, drowning.        Always work in pairs when using a boat or            of supervision are maintained
                             when intentionally entering water and always         near such hazards
                             wear a lifejacket and have a suitable rope          Volunteers should not be
                             available in these circumstances.                    expected to work in or on the
                                                                                  water without the appropriate
                                                                                  training and supervision
Encountering                Careful lookout in areas where encounters           Organisers should seek the
vehicles                     are likely - road junctions, on by-ways, farm        advice of competent road safety
Risks -Being struck by       accesses and farm tracks, railway and airstrip       advisers before allowing any
moving vehicle.              crossings.                                           work adjacent to highways
                            Wear high visibility clothing at all times.         Organisers and supervisors must
                            Ensure young volunteers are properly                 ensure that safe distances are
                             supervised if working near vehicle                   maintained between groups and
                             tracks/highways.                                     traffic
                                                                                 Levels of supervision may need
                                                                                  to be increased
Use of Vehicles             Appropriate training and testing in driving         Volunteers may only use
Risks -Collision,            techniques, on and off road.                         vehicles if they are trained,
mechanical breakdown,       Any vehicles used by in the course of the litter     insured and appropriately
becoming “bogged-                                                                 authorised.
                             clean up should have been regularly serviced
down”.
                             and maintained to a high standard.                  Vehicles will only be used by
                            Only four-wheel drive vehicles should be             volunteers under supervision
                             taken off-road.
People                      Organisers should be prepared for/ trained in       Prior to any litter-picking event
Risks - Aggressive,          dealing with people and in particular, with          the landowner should be visited
threatening behaviour;       aggression.                                          by the organiser, the operation
verbal assault, physical
                            The landowner must have granted permission           fully explained, an appointment
assault, stalking,
abduction, unlawful          for the litter clean up event.                       for the event made, and written
detention, rape and                                                               consent obtained.
homicide.                                                                        Supervisors      and     volunteers
                                                                                  should be briefed as to how to
                                                                                  avoid confrontation
Overhead power              Unless there is reliable information to the         Volunteers should not be
lines                        contrary, always assume that any overhead            permitted to work within the
Risks -Making contact        line is a power line and that it is “live”.          danger area from power lines if
or coming into close         Information relating to overhead lines can be        doubt exists consult Western
proximity. Shock, burns,     obtained from the local electricity company.         power distribution
pain and possibly
electrocution               Avoid contact or close proximity to an              If work is carried out adjacent to
                             overhead cable.                                      power lines then volunteers
                            Do not climb poles or pylons.                        should be briefed on safe
                                                                                  working procedures and an
                                                                                  appropriate level of supervision
                                                                                  maintained
Fly-tipping of refuse,      Wear stout boots and gaiters.                       Organiser to identify such areas
toxic materials             Do not disturb waste - inform the local              in advance if possible and avoid
Risks - Cuts, inhalation     authority responsible for environmental             Supervisor to be aware and keep
of fumes, infection by       cleansing or the Environment Agency of the           group clear of such areas.
medical waste or rotting
                             existence of the refuse.
materials.
Broken glass, sharps        Wear stout boots and gaiters.                       Supervisor to identify such areas
Risks- Cuts, infection,     Sharps should only be removed by adults              in advance if possible and avoid
needle stick injuries        using appropriate PPE or equipment                  Volunteers to be briefed on the
                            Sharps to be stored in clearly marked                hazards presented by sharps
                             proprietary container                                and instructed to seek
                            Glass etc to be stored such as to minimise           assistance in their removal
                             any hazards




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Hand Tools                  Training in the correct use, handling, storage     Volunteers must be trained and
Risks - Sharp edges or       and maintenance of tools.                           approved as competent before
prongs of tools             Maintain all tools in good condition. Discard       any tools are used.
accidentally coming into
                             tools that become defective.                       Tools must only be used with
contact with some part
of the body. This may       Store tools separately in purpose made              appropriate supervision
arise when tools are in      containers, or in secure racks, including tools    Supervisor to ensure protective
use, are being handled       stored in vehicles.                                 equipment is used as required
or are stored               Use appropriate protective equipment and
haphazardly in a             clothing.
workshop or vehicle

Trees and Shrubs            Be alert to the risks and keep a sharp lookout     Organiser to identify such areas
Risks -Impact from           for hazards.                                        in advance if possible and avoid
overhanging or falling                                                          Supervisor to be aware and keep
branches. Trips and
                                                                                 group clear of such areas.
falls over exposed roots
                                                                                Volunteers to be briefed as to
                                                                                 such hazards and the level of
                                                                                 care required
Crops                       See Dust; Spores and Chemicals                     Volunteers to be briefed on good
Risks- Inhalation of                                                             countryside practice
dust, spores and                                                                Supervision to be maintained to
chemicals.
                                                                                 avoid contact
Irritant and                Training in the identification of dangerous        Supervisors need to be
Dangerous Plants             plants, the symptoms of their effects and the       competent in plant recognition
Risks - Allergic             first aid remedies to be applied in each case.      such that accidental contact may
reactions, poisoning        Wear protective clothing when cutting or            be avoided
                             spraying vegetation that might include irritant    The use of protective equipment
                             or dangerous species. Wash thoroughly as            may need to be considered
                             soon as possible after completing such             Volunteers should be briefed on
                             operations.                                         the possible effects of contact
                            Avoid ingesting any vegetation matter.              with some vegetation such that
                            Wear long trousers, long sleeved top and            they may monitor for symptoms
                             stout boots and gaiters when working or
                             walking in dense vegetation.



Pollens and Dust            Avoiding the irritant can solve the problem but    Any person with a known or
Risks- Allergic reaction     this is not always possible. Sensitive              family history of pollen related
- “hay fever”                individuals should check pollen forecasts and       allergies should seek advice
                             consider cancelling or re-arranging outdoor         prior to taking parts in this type
                             work if appropriate and possible.                   of work
                                                                                Organisers and supervisors
                                                                                 should be aware of the possible
                                                                                 issues and precautions required.
Spores                      Under prolonged dry weather conditions,            Organiser to identify such areas
Risk - Possibly cancer       when bracken spores are likely to be present        in advance if possible and avoid
from exposure to             in the atmosphere, work involving the cutting      Supervisors to ensure protective
bracken spores               or other major disturbance of bracken should        equipment is used as required
                             be avoided. If prolonged exposure to bracken
                             spores is unavoidable, a fine pore mask
                             should be worn and arms and legs should be
                             protected from contact with the bracken.
Extreme cold, ice           Adjust work programme to suit extreme              Organisers to check local
and snow                     weather conditions.                                 forecast immediately prior to
Risks - Exposure, slips,    Avoid over exertion in conditions of extreme        work being carried out.
falls and suffocation in     cold.                                              Seek shelter from weather if
vehicles
                            Dress for the conditions:          i.e. warm,       possible.
                             waterproof and windproof clothing and well-        Supervisor to ensure appropriate
                             treaded, waterproof boots.                          clothing is worn and to monitor
                                                                                 group health
Dense fogs and              Adjust work programme to suit extreme              Organisers to check local
mists                        weather conditions or forecasts.                    forecast immediately prior to
Risks - Disorientation      Wear clothing appropriate to seasonal               work being carried out.
Exposure, hypothermia        weather conditions.                                Supervisors to arrange group as
                            Availability of radio/mobile telephone to           to maintain visual contact
                             summon help.
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Hot sun extreme heat         Adjust work programme to suit extreme             Organisers to check local
and high humidity             weather conditions. Avoid strenuous activity       forecast immediately prior to
Risks - Sunburn, heat         in conditions of high humidity.                    work being carried out.
stroke.                      Carry plentiful supplies of water and drink       Supervisor to ensure appropriate
                              frequently.                                        clothing and protection is used
                             Dress for the conditions: i.e. light clothing,     and to monitor group health.
                              protecting body, arms and legs from ultra
                              violet radiation, sunglasses.
                             Use barrier cream on exposed areas of skin.
Lightening                   Avoid using radios/mobile telephones during       Organisers to check local
Risks - Lightning strike.     thunderstorms.                                     forecast immediately prior to
                             Be aware of weather forecasts and the              work being carried out.
                              conditions that can give rise to thunder          Volunteers to be briefed on best
                              storms.                                            practise.
                             Avoid using any metal tools or equipment
                              during a thunderstorm.
Heavy rain                   Adjust work programme to suit extreme             Organisers to check local
Risks - Exposure, slips       weather conditions.                                forecast immediately prior to
and falls.                   Dress for the conditions:         i.e. warm,       work being carried out.
                              waterproof and windproof clothing and well-       Seek shelter from weather if
                              treaded, waterproof boots.                         possible.
                                                                                Supervisor to ensure appropriate
                                                                                 clothing is worn and amend work
                                                                                 patterns as the conditions may
                                                                                 dictate
Strong winds                 Adjust work programme to suit extreme             Organisers to check local
Risks - Being blown           weather conditions. Avoid vulnerable areas         forecast immediately prior to
from path, being struck      Wear appropriate weather proof and safety          work being carried out.
by falling or wind blown
                              clothing, including safety helmet                 Seek shelter from weather if
debris.
                                                                                 possible.
                                                                                Supervisor to ensure appropriate
                                                                                 clothing is worn and amend work
                                                                                 patterns as the conditions may
                                                                                 dictate




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ADDITIONAL     ADDITIONAL CONTROL MEASURES       VOLUNTEER SPECIFIC
 HAZARDS                                             CONTROLS




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                                         Activity planning checklist

                           Activity                                      Notes
     Permissions (Landowners, Local Authorities etc,
1    consider courtesy notification of coastguard or
     other bodies)


2    Take expert advice



     Interaction with other bodies (highways agency
3
     etc)


4    Number of volunteers


5    Standards of behaviour



6    Competence of volunteers

     Number of supervisors (Competence, Training,
7
     CRB requirements)

8    Consent and Medical information

9    Site conditions and surroundings

10   Risk assessment

11   First aid

12   Communication

13   Pre event briefing

13   Tools and equipment

14   Transport

15   Insurances


     Emergency and contingency plans (i.e. what
     happens if a supervisor has to accompany a
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     volunteer off site, who raise alarm if group does
     not return on time etc)


     Disposal of waste (how, legislation, controlled
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     waste etc)




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