Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
For some processes involving cullet recovery and reuse, you will need a permit, licence or exemption.
You may qualify for an exemption if you recover or dispose of waste cullet at the place where it is produced. This is only if the waste was generated from an integral part of the production process.
You may also qualify for an exemption if you:
You must register this exemption with your environmental regulator.
You must still ensure that your activity does not:
As far as possible, reclaim and reuse cullet within the production process.
If you manufacture lead glass, increasing the amount of cullet you recycle within the process might reduce the amount of hazardous/special waste you produce.
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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