Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Carrying out waste disposal activities on your site may require a:
You may qualify for an exemption to chip, shred, cut or pulverise waste plant material if:
The exemption you may require is a paragraph 21 exemption.
You must register this exemption with your environmental regulator.
You must still ensure that your activity does not:
If you are shredding waste plant material in several locations on an extended site, for example a motorway embankment, you can register a single exemption for the work.
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.
NEW GPP 24 now available: Stables, Kennels and Catteries
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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