Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
It is expensive to dispose of hazardous/special waste, and it is likely to become more costly in the future. It therefore makes sound business sense to reduce the amount of hazardous/special waste your business produces. This can often be done at relatively little or even no extra cost.
You might consider the following:
To find the best way of reducing the amount of hazardous/special waste you produce, talk to your material and component suppliers, get advice from your trade association, look at similar businesses or contact your environmental regulator (NIEA in Northern Ireland, or in Scotland your local SEPA office)
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).
Read more on the DAERA website
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