Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
If you burn waste or sewage sludge as a fuel or for disposal in a technical unit or mobile plant you must have a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit, waste management licence or registered exemption.
You must comply with the conditions in your permit or you can be fined or sent to prison.
There are special requirements for disposing of certain waste, such as animal by-products, animal carcasses and food waste.
The Waste Incineration Directive (WID) applies to most waste incineration and co-incineration plants.
If the WID applies to your facility, your PPC permit will have conditions that implement the strict rules set by the WID, including:
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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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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