Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Burning waste oil as fuel

The Waste Incineration Directive (WID) is a European law which aims to prevent or limit the negative effects of waste incineration on the environment. If you burn solid or liquid waste then the WID is likely to apply to you.

If you operate a combustion unit that burns waste or recovered oils, including waste vegetable oils, there are specific rules you must follow.

Waste incineration

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