Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

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  Disposing of food and catering waste

…Animal By-Product and therefore requires specialist management. See the page in this guideline: Disposing of animal by-products.

The use of macerators to dispose of food waste in the sewer system will be banned from 1 January 2016, except for domestic premises and food waste producers in rural… read more

  More waste materials (A-D)

…the use of food waste macerators because of the potential for blockages. In Scotland the use of macerators to dispose of food waste in the sewer system has been banned from 1 January 2016, except for domestic premises and food producers in rural areas. Water UK: waste macerators Further information… read more

  Duty of care - Your waste responsibilities

…postcodes published by the Scottish Government. Scottish Government: Defining rural and non-rural areas to support zero waste policies The use of macerators to dispose of food waste in the sewer system is now banned, except for domestic premises and food producers in rural areas. Further information… read more

  Trade effluent – Managing liquid wastes

…waste water contaminated with materials such as: * fats, oils and greases * chemicals * detergents * heavy metal rinses * solids * food wastes (Macerated food waste is banned from sewers in most cases from 1 Jan 2016 in Scotland, and from 1 April 2017 in Northern Ireland) What is not trade effluent… read more

  Fish waste - disposal

…(PPC) Permits">Pollution prevention and control permits

Ensiling in Scotland

In Scotland, ensiling macerated fish waste in formic acid is one of the main methods of waste disposal.

You may need a Pollution Prevention and Control permitread more

  Canteen waste

…title="composting">Compost

Waste water

The water industry opposes the use of food waste macerators because of the potential for blockages. In Scotland the use of macerators to dispose of food waste in the sewer system has been banned from 1 January 2016, except for… read more

  Food & catering waste from offices

…not use a macerator for food waste disposal. The water industry opposes the use of food waste macerators because of the potential for blockages.

Water UK: Macerators - the impact… read more

  New duties for businesses in Scotland

…non-rural areas to support zero waste">Scottish Government: Defining rural and non-rural areas to support zero waste policies

The use of macerators to dispose of food waste in the sewer system is now banned, except for domestic premises and food producers in rural areas.

Further… read more

  More waste materials (E-W)

…see our Biofuel for transport guidance. Good practice Do not use a macerator for food waste disposal. The water industry opposes the use of food waste macerators because of the potential for blockages. Water UK: Macerators - the impact on sewers Further information on catering waste Animal… read more

  Animal by-products and food waste

…postcodes published by the Scottish Government. Scottish Government: Defining rural and non-rural areas to support zero waste policies The use of macerators to dispose of food waste in the sewer system is now banned, except for domestic premises and food producers in rural areas. Duty of care – your… read more

  What are animal by-products?

…areas to support zero waste">Scottish Government: Defining rural and non-rural areas to support zero waste policies

The use of macerators to dispose of food waste in the sewer system is now banned, except for domestic premises and food producers in rural areas.

read more

  Controls on specific types of waste

…of the waste you produce for separate collection. Except for domestic premises and food waste producers in rural areas, it is forbidden to use macerators to dispose of food waste in the sewer system.

Food waste – In Northern Ireland, if your business produces… 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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    SEPA is asking for your views on the proposals for integrated authorisations.

    Consultation documents

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    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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