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The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010

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Spreading waste on agricultural land to confer benefit (U10)
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10.—(1) The spreading of relevant waste on agricultural land to confer benefit to the land for the purposes of providing, maintaining or improving the soil’s ability to provide a growing medium by adding nutrients, lime or biomass.

(2) The table specifying relevant waste for the purposes of this paragraph and the quantity and storage limits referred to in sub-paragraph (3) is set out below.

CodesWaste typesQuantity limitStorage limit (at any one time)PeriodAdditional specific conditions
010102, 010408, 170504Chalk only50 tonnes per hectare200 tonnes12 monthsA
020106Farmyard and horse manure only50 tonnes per hectare200 tonnes12 monthsA
020401, 020399Soil from cleaning and washing fruit and vegetables only50 tonnes per hectare200 tonnes12 monthsA
020199Milk from agricultural premises only50 cubic metres of diluted milk per hectare200 tonnes24 hoursA, B, E
100101Ash from wood chip boilers produced pursuant to an operation described in paragraph U4 only1 tonne per hectare10 tonnes12 monthsA
170506Dredging spoil (other than those mentioned in 170505) generated from the creation or maintenance of habitats, ditches or ponds within parks, gardens, fields and forests only150 tonnes per hectare1,250 tonnes12 monthsC
020199Spent compost from the growing of mushrooms compost only50 tonnes per hectare500 tonnes12 monthsA
190599Compost produced pursuant to a treatment described in paragraph T23 or T26 only50 tonnes per hectare500 tonnes12 monthsA

190604

Digestate produced pursuant to a treatment described in paragraph T24 or T25 only

50 tonnes per hectare

200 tonnes12 monthsA
190812Waste consisting of biobed or biofilter material produced pursuant to a treatment described in paragraph T32 only

50 tonnes per hectare

200 tonnes

12 months

A, D

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

(a)the total quantity of waste spread does not exceed the limit specified in the third column of the table in sub-paragraph (2) over the period specified in the fifth column;

(b)the total quantity of waste stored at any one time does not exceed the limit specified in the fourth column of the table;

(c)subject to additional specific conditions D and E in sub-paragraph (f), where they apply, no waste is stored for longer than 12 months prior to spreading;

(d)the waste is stored in a secure location prior to spreading;

(e)at the time the spreading begins—

(i)the land has not been frozen for 12 hours or more in the preceding 24 hours,

(ii)the land is not waterlogged, frozen or snow-covered; and

(f)the operation complies with such of the following additional specific conditions as are specified in the sixth column of the table—

A

the location of any waste which is stored or land which is spread is at

least 10 metres from a watercourse and 50 metres from a spring, well or borehole,

Bprior to spreading, the waste is diluted with not less than an equal quantity of water or slurry and the land is spread not more than once in any 4-week period,
Cthe waste is spread adjacent to the place from which it was dredged,
Dthe waste is stored for at least 12 months prior to spreading,
Ethe waste is not stored for longer than 24 hours prior to spreading.

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