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The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010

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Aerobic composting and associated prior treatment (T23)
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23.—(1) The treatment of relevant waste by aerobic composting and associated prior treatment.

(2) The tables specifying relevant waste for the purposes of this paragraph are set out below.

Table 1
CodesWaste types
170506Plant tissue waste from inland waters only
020103, 200201Plant tissue waste
020106Horse manure and farmyard manure only
020107Biodegradable waste from forestry only
200101Paper and cardboard
200201Biodegradable waste plant matter only
Table 2
CodesWaste types
020202Animal tissue waste
020501, 020601Materials unsuitable for consumption or processing
200108Biodegradable kitchen and canteen waste
200302Biodegradable waste from markets only

(3) For the purposes of this paragraph, the specific conditions are—

(a)the total quantity of waste treated or stored at any one time does not exceed 80 tonnes where—

(i)the operation is carried on at the place of production, and

(ii)the treated waste is being or is to be used at that place;

(b)the total quantity of waste treated or stored at any one time does not exceed 60 tonnes where—

(i)the waste is produced at a place other than where the operation is carried on, or

(ii)the treated waste is not to be used at the place where the operation is carried on;

(c)within the quantity limits in paragraphs (a) and (b), the waste does not consist at any one time of more than the following quantities—

(i)10 tonnes of paper or cardboard,

(ii)20 tonnes of manure,

(iii)10 tonnes of any relevant waste listed in Table 2;

(d)in relation to relevant waste listed in Table 1, no waste is stored for longer than 1 month prior to treatment;

(e)in relation to relevant waste listed in Table 2, no waste is stored for longer than 7 days prior to treatment;

(f)no waste is stored for a period of longer than 12 months after treatment; and

(g)the treatment results in a stable sanitised material that can be applied to land for the benefit of agriculture or to improve the soil structure or nutrients in land.

(4) In this paragraph—

“aerobic composting” means the autothermic and thermophilic biological decomposition and stabilisation of biodegradable waste under controlled conditions that are aerobic;

“associated prior treatment” means screening, chipping, shredding, cutting, pulverising or sorting waste for the purposes of aerobic composting.

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