Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
This guidance is relevant if you sell or distribute any products that contain radioactive sources such as:
You may need a certificate of registration from your environmental regulator to store, sell or distribute radioactive sources.
If you store, sell or distribute any products that contain radioactive sources, you should contact your environmental regulator to check if you need to register or get a permit.
There are some exemptions that may apply to you, particularly if you are a smaller business. For example, if you store fewer than 500 smoke detectors at any one time, then you will be exempt from having to register.
Contact your environmental regulator
If you have waste products that contain radioactive substances, you must dispose of them as radioactive waste. If you accumulate large amounts of radioactive waste or produce radioactive waste on a regular basis, you will need to have a certificate of authorisation from your environmental regulator.
Use the NetRegs waste directory to find your nearest waste site to dispose of radioactive waste.
If you are unsure about how you should dispose of radioactive waste, contact your environmental regulator or your local council to find out.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
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