Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

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  More agriculture & animal care topics

…substances and wastes Contact your environmental regulator Wastes such as oils, antifreeze and brake fluids, which are generated during the maintenance of agricultural machinery and vehicles, may need to be dealt with as hazardous/special waste. Hazardous / special waste When you dispose of vehicles… read more

  Waste acceptance at landfills

…both organic and inorganic substances are set out in section 2.4 of Decision 2003/33/EC.

Additional requirements on specific wastes

There are specific criteria for the following waste types and activities:

  • gypsum
  • asbestos
  • stable non-reactive hazardous wasteread more

  More waste materials (E-W)

Disposing of offensive waste Offensive waste is classified as non-hazardous waste. You must complete waste transfer notes for any waste that leaves your site. You must keep copies of all waste transfer notes for two years. You must ensure that your waste is stored, handled, recycled or disposed of… read more

  Woodchip corrals

…title="More agriculture & animal care topics">Storing slurry

Disposing of waste woodchips

If you dispose of waste woodchips by landspreading or composting you must have registered an exemptionread more

  Chemicals

…Environment under the Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009. Waste Batteries and Accumulators (Treatment and Disposal) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 SR 159 Sets out exemptions from waste management licensing for storing waste batteries. Amends Landfill Regulations (NI) 2003 and Pollution… read more

  Chemicals

…laundry cleaning products containing inorganic phosphates. Environmental Protection (Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Other Dangerous Substances) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 SSI 95 Deals with identification, registration, phase out and disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls and other… read more

  Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Permits

…in bulk - B - B - 5 Waste management 5.1 Disposal of waste by incineration A B A B C 5.2 Disposal of waste by landfill A - A - - 5.3 Disposal or recovery of hazardous waste other than by incineration or landfill A - A - - 5.4 Disposal or recovery of non hazardous waste A - A - - 5.5 Temporary… read more

  PPC Permits by sector

…per day (this does not apply to disposal by incineration or landfill) Part A Part A Disposing of non-hazardous waste in a facility with a capacity of more than 50 tonnes per day by biological or physico-chemical treatment Part A Part A Recovering oil or organic solvents by distillation Part A Part… read more

  List of activities covered by PPC

…colspan="6">Waste management5.1Disposal of waste by incinerationABABC5.2Disposal of waste by landfillA-A--5.3Disposalread more

  Operating your landfill site

…for both organic and inorganic substances are set out in section 2.4 of Decision 2003/33/EC. Additional requirements on specific wastes There are specific criteria for the following waste types and activities: * gypsum * asbestos * stable non-reactive hazardous waste that is disposed of in a… read more

  A-Z of jobs

…and reprocessing * Oil seed growing - Agriculture * Oil waste disposal - Life sciences; Waste businesses * Operating and refuelling plant and equipment - Construction * Optometry - Healthcare * Orchard farming - Agriculture * Organic base metal manufacturing - Chemicals manufacturing * Orthodontists… read more

  More general materials and equipment topics

…general wastes. You must dispose of non-hazardous gypsum-based materials in landfills for non-hazardous waste, in cells where there is no biodegradable waste. You must dispose of gypsum-based materials that are classified as hazardous waste in hazardous waste landfills. Scotland: The disposal in… 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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  • NEW guidance on Environmental Management Systems

    We have recently updated and improved our guidance on Environmental Management Systems (EMS). You can find the guidance via the Environmental Topics tab or alternatively select the following link Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

  • Consultation on proposed changes to the packaging recycling business targets

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

  • NetRegs SMEnvironment survey 2016

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

  • NIEA Guidance - Greenfield Excavated Matrials in Construction

    NIEA and the CEF have developed a Regulatory Position to promote Sustainable re-use of natural excavated material from Greenfield sites.

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

  • New GPP 2 Above Ground Oil Storage

    The replacements for the PPGs are being developed. Now available GPP 2 Above Ground Oil Storage

  • SEPA Consultation on an Intergated Authorisation Framework

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

    Consultation documents

  • GPP 24 Stables, Kennels and Catteries

    NEW GPP 24 now available: Stables, Kennels and Catteries

  • ENDS Award Shortlist

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

  • NetRegs wins an ENDS Environmental Impact Award

    Knowledge development category winners, see the END Awards

  • 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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