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The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007

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Waste in secure containers

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18.—(1) The storage on any premises in a secure container or containers of waste of a kind listed in the Table in sub-paragraph (2) if—

(a)the storage capacity of the container or containers does not exceed 400 cubic metres in total;

(b)there are no more than 20 containers on those premises;

(c)the waste is stored for the purpose of recovery;

(d)each kind of waste listed in the Table and stored on the premises is kept separately;

(e)the waste is not stored on the premises for longer than—

(i)in the case of hypodermic syringes and sharps, 1 month,

(ii)in any other case, 12 months;

(f)the person storing the waste is the owner of the container or has the consent of the owner; and

(g)the other requirements specified in relation to that kind of waste in the Table are met.

(2) The Table referred to in sub-paragraph (1) is set out below.

Kind of Waste(1)Other requirements
(1)

Where a description of a waste follows a 6 digit code, only that kind of waste falling within the code is included.

13 01 09* to 13 07 01* except 13 03 01* to 13 03 10* and 13 05 01* to 13 05 08* (waste oils)

The waste is stored at a distance of at least 10 metres from any inland or coastal waters and 50 metres from any well, borehole or similar work sunk into underground strata for the purpose of any water supply;

The storage capacity of any container or containers used for the waste does not exceed 3 cubic metres in total;

Provision is made to prevent oil escaping into the ground.

15 01 01, 20 01 01 (cartons)
15 01 02, 20 01 39 (plastics and plastic packaging)
15 01 04, 20 01 40 (cans and foil)
20 01 99 (hypodermic syringes and sharps)The storage capacity of the container or containers used for the waste does not exceed 2 cubic metres in total
15 01 01, 20 01 01 (paper and cardboard)
15 01 07, 20 01 02 (glass)
15 01 09, 20 01 10, 20 01 11 (textiles and clothes)
20 01 33* (sorted or unsorted separate collections of batteries containing hazardous batteries)
20 01 34 (sorted or unsorted separate collections of batteries not containing hazardous batteries)

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