Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
There are certain types of waste that you cannot accept at your landfill. These include:
In Scotland, separately collected dry recyclables are banned from landfill.
Further information can be found on the Scottish Government website:
In Northern Ireland the NIEA has produced guidance:
From 1 Jan 2021, landfill operators in Scotland will be prohibited from accepting Biodegradable Municipal Waste (BMW) for disposal at the landfill.
BMW is household waste, and waste from commercial, industrial or institutional sites that is similar to household waste. The ban covers waste that includes materials such as:
For a full description of BMW and the list of EWC codes that are affected by the ban read the SEPA guidance note.
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