Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
If you burn waste in the open on your site you may require a waste management licence or exemption.
You may qualify for an exemption to burn certain waste plant tissue and untreated wood if:
The exemption you may require is a paragraph 30 exemption.
If you have an exemption, you must comply with its conditions.
You must register this exemption with your environmental regulator.
You must still ensure that your activity does not:
If you are disposing of waste by burning it in an incinerator or other similar plant, you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit.
The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has produced detailed guidance for the construction sector. This is free to download.
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
The NetRegs team at SEPA, in partnership with The Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs. More are coming! Check the available topics
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