Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Some waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is classified as hazardous/special waste. This includes WEEE that contains hazardous components or substances such as:
You must store waste safely and securely to prevent pollution. You must keep different types of hazardous/special waste separate, and keep hazardous/special waste and non-hazardous waste separate.
If you are responsible for disposing of WEEE and it contains hazardous substances you must make sure it is treated at an approved authorised treatment facility that is authorised to accept hazardous waste.
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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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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