Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
If you carry out waste disposal or recovery activities you should check whether your activity is a listed activity.
Listed activities are explained in our guidance on PPC permits.
If your waste disposal or recovery activities are not listed activities then they may be a waste management activity.
Waste management activities include operating:
If you carry out waste operations or waste management activities you must have a waste management licence from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) or SEPA in Scotland.
To find out how to apply for a permit or licence see our guidance on waste management licensing.
The NIEA and SEPA have also prepared a generic toolkit available for all businesses in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
You can use the generic toolkit designed for each country to help you structure a management plan to control your business' environmental impacts.
For further information, see our guidance on toolkits to help you manage your environmental performance.
Waste mobile plants are used for waste management activities in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Waste mobile plant includes:
If you operate a waste mobile plant, you must have a waste management licence from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency or SEPA.
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