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.
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