Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

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  Waste carriers, brokers and dealers

…by your licence, you must register as a waste broker. For information on storing waste safely, see the page on storing waste correctly in our guideline: Duty of care - your waste responsibilities. Check the register of waste carriers, brokers and dealers Make sure all waste carriers, brokers and… read more

  Waste management licences

waste management licence if you only store waste that you produce and an authorised waste carrier removes it from your site regularly. You must check that anyone who handles your waste has the correct permit, licence or exemption. Duty of care What you must do if you hold a waste management licenceread more

  Permits and licences - An overview

…other people's waste * treat waste, carry out recycling or use waste mobile plants * carry out final disposal of waste. You are unlikely to need a licence if you only store waste that you produce and an authorised waste carrier removes it from your site regularly. However, you must check that anyone… read more

  Check your waste is disposed of correctly

…with your waste, you must make sure each has the correct authorisation. For example, if you have separate contracts with a waste carrier and a waste processor, you must check the carrier is registered and the waste processor has the necessary licence or exemption to accept your waste.

Further… read more

  About waste management licences

…incinerator.

You are unlikely to need a waste management licence if you only store waste that you produce and an authorised waste carrier removes it from your site regularly. You must check that anyone who handles your waste has the correct permit, licence or exemption.

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  Duty of care - Your waste responsibilities

…contracts with a waste carrier and a waste processor, you must check the carrier is registered and the waste processor has the necessary licence or exemption to accept your waste. Further information Find your nearest waste site Waste Transfer Notes - How to complete them A waste transfer note (WTN)… read more

  Agricultural waste

carriers, brokers and dealers who deal only with agricultural waste do not have to be registered as waste carriers, brokers or dealers, but have to be registered with SEPA as professional collectors or transporters of waste.

Check that your carrier is… read more

  Do you need a permit or licence to produce biofuel?

…need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit, waste management licence or, in Scotland, to register an exemption. This will depend on how much biofuel you want to make and the method you use.

Check if you need a permit or licence

In Northern Ireland

If you produce… read more

  Pesticides and biocides

…– A Waste to Resources Framework * Waste – Duty of Care Roles and Responsibilities 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.read more

  Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS)

…– A Waste to Resources Framework * Waste – Duty of Care Roles and Responsibilities 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.read more

  Hazardous / special waste

…permit, waste management licence or a registered exemption that authorises them to take that type of waste for the activity they intend. You can contact the NIEA to check if your carrier is registered or has an exemption. NIEA Waste carriers information contact details DAERA: Waste Management… read more

  Waste carriers' responsibilities

…it. Do not accept waste in leaking containers. Inspect waste when you accept it to check that the waste description on the waste transfer note is accurate.

Take your waste to a site with a suitable and valid pollution prevention and control permit, waste management licence or appropriate… read more

Whats new on NetRegs

  • Waste – Duty of Care Roles and Responsibilities

    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.

    https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/waste-duty-care-responsibilities

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    See NI Future legislation or Scotland Future legislation for details of the Consultation

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    NetRegs has carried out a survey of environmental awareness among SMEs. There are separate reports for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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    NIEA: Guidance on the Regulation of Greenfield Excavated Materials in Construction and Development

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    SEPA is asking for your views on the proposals for integrated authorisations.

    Consultation documents

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    NetRegs has been nominated for 3 ENDS Awards with the result being revealed on the 4th of May.

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  • EIA (Agriculture) Regulations for Northern Ireland

    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

  • Download our NEW leaflet today: Duty of Care for waste

    NetRegs have produced a new leaflet for Scottish businesses explaining what you must do to comply with YOUR duty of care for waste.

    Duty of Care for waste (Scotland) leaflet (PDF - 775KB)

     

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