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Environmental Permit Exemptions Advice

Below is a list of environmental permit exemptions.

If your activity is in the list below then that's good. Exemptions are generally a lot easier to apply for than environmental permits, however, you must check to see of your operation meets the general requirements of the exemption relating to your operation.

If you would like advice on a permit application please ring the office (number above) for a free appraisal.

Use of Waste

U1 – Use of waste in construction

U2 – Use of baled end-of-life tyres in construction

U3 -  Use of waste in the construction of entertainment or educational installations etc

U4 – Burning of waste as a fuel in a small appliance

U5 – Use of waste derived biodiesel as fuel

U6 -  Use of sludge for the purposes of re-seeding a waste water treatment plant

U7 – Use of final effluent to clean a highway gravel bed

U8 – Direct and beneficial use of waste for a specified purpose

U9 – Use of waste to manufacture finished goods

U10 – Spreading waste on agricultural land to confer benefit

U11 – Spreading waste on non-agricultural land to confer benefit

U12 – Spreading mulch

U13 – Spreading of plant matter to confer benefit

U14 – Incorporation of ash into soil

U15 – Pig and poulty ash

U16 – Use of De-polluted end-of-life vehicles for vehicle parts

Treatment of Waste

T1 - Cleaning, washing, spraying or coating of relevant waste

T2 - Recovery of textiles

T4 - Preparatory treatments (baling, sorting, shredding etc)

T5 - Screening and blending of waste

T6 - Treatment of waste wood and waste plant matter by chipping, shredding, cutting or pulverising

T8 - Mechanical treatment of end-of-life tyres

T9 - Recovery of scrap metal

T10 - Sorting mixed waste

T11 - Repair or refurbishment of WEEE (Waste electrical and electronic equipment)

T12 - Manual treatment of waste

T13 - Treatment of waste food

T14 - Crushing and emptying waste vehicle oil filters

T15 - Treatment of waste aerosol cans

T16 - Treatment of waste toner cartridges by sorting, dismantling, cleaning or refilling

T17 - Crushing waste fluorescent tubes

T18 - Dewatering using flocculants

T19 -  Physical treatment of waste edible oil and fat to produce biodiesel

T20 - Treatment of waste at a water treatment works

T21 - Recovery of waste at a waste water works

T22 - Treatment of animal by-product waste at a collection centre

T23 - Aerobic composting and associated prior treatment

T24 - Anaerobic digestion at premises used for agriculture and burning of resultant biogas

T25 - Anaerobic digestion at premises not used for agriculture and burning of resultant biogas

T26 - Treatment of kitchen waste in a wormery

T27 - Treatment of sheep dip for disposal

T28 -  Sorting and denaturing of controlled medicines and drugs for disposal

T29 - Treatment of non-hazardous pesticides by carbon filtration for disposal

T30 - Recovery of silver

T31 – Recovery of monopropylene glycol from aircraft antifreeze fluids

T32 – Treatment of waste in a biobed or bio-filter

T33 – Recovery of central heating oil by filtration

T3 - Treatment of waste metals and metal alloys by heating for the purposes of removing grease etc

T7 - Treatment of waste bricks, tiles and concrete by crushing, grinding or reducing in size

T22 - Treatment of animal by-product waste at a collection centre

Disposal of Waste

D1 – Deposit of waste from dredging of inland waters

D2 – Deposit of waste from a railway sanitary convenience

D3 – Deposit of waste from a portable sanitary convenience

D4 – Deposit of agricultural waste consisting of plant tissue under a Plant Health Notice

D5 – Depositing samples of waste for the purposes of testing or analysing them

D6 – Disposal by incineration

D7 – Burning waste in the open

D8 – Burning waste at dock under a Plant Health Order Notice

Storage of Waste

S1 – Storage of waste in secure containers

S2 – Storage of waste in a secure place

S3 – Storage of sludge