Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Animal by-products are divided into three categories according to their potential risk to human and animal health. There are different rules for disposing of waste in each category.
All three categories of animal by-products must be kept separate at all times. If material from one category is mixed with material from another category, the whole mixture must be treated as being in the higher risk category.
Category 1 is for very high risk material and includes:
Category 2 is for high risk material and includes:
Category 3 is for low risk material and includes:
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.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
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