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.
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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