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The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010

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CHAPTER 5Storage of waste other than at the place of production pending its recovery or reuse

SECTION 1Introductory

1.  The descriptions in this Chapter are set out in the first sub-paragraph of paragraphs S1 to S3.

2.  The specific conditions for each of the descriptions in this Chapter are set out in the third sub-paragraph of paragraphs S1 to S3.

3.  The general conditions for all descriptions in this Chapter are that the storage is carried on—

(a)at a place other than the place of production, and

(b)pending the recovery of the waste.

SECTION 2Descriptions and specific conditions
Storage of waste in secure containers (S1)

1.—(1) The storage of relevant waste at a place in a secure container or containers for the purposes of its recovery elsewhere.

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

CodesWaste typesStorage limit (at any one time)

130109* to 130113*

130204* to 130208*

130401* to 130403*

130701*

Waste oils400 cubic metres
150101, 200101Cartons400 cubic metres
150102, 200139Plastics and plastic packaging400 cubic metres
150104, 200140Cans and foil only400 cubic metres
150101, 200101Paper and cardboard400 cubic metres
150107, 200102Glass400 cubic metres
150109, 200110, 200111Textiles and clothes400 cubic metres
150202*Absorbents, filter materials (including oil filters not otherwise specified) wiping cloths, protective clothing contaminated by dangerous substances3 cubic metres
150203Absorbents, filter materials, wiping cloths and protective clothing other than those mentioned in 1502023 cubic metres
160107*Oil filters3 cubic metres

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

(a)the total quantity of waste stored at any one time does not exceed the limit specified in the third column in the table in sub-paragraph (2);

(b)the total quantity of storage containers at the storage place at any one time does not exceed 20;

(c)no waste is stored for longer than 12 months;

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

(e)in respect of any waste oils and waste to which code 160107* applies (oil filters), the waste is stored with secondary containment.

Storage of waste in a secure place (S2)

2.—(1) The storage of relevant waste in a secure place for the purposes of its recovery elsewhere.

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

CodesWaste typesStorage limit (at any one time)PeriodAdditional specific conditions
161002Aqueous paint related waste only1,000 litres6 monthsA, C

160601*, 160602*,

160603*, 160604,

160605, 200133*,

200134

Batteries10 tonnes6 monthsA, B
150104, 200140Cans and foil only500 tonnes12 months
140601*CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs18 tonnes6 monthsA, C

170101, 170102,

170103,170107,

170202, 170203, 170401 to 170407, 170504, 170604, 170802

Construction and demolition waste capable of being used in its existing state (non hazardous) only100 tonnes12 months
200125Edible oil and fat only5,000 tonnes12 monthsA, C
100207*Electric arc furnace dust only2,500 tonnes3 monthsD, E, F
020104Farm plastics (non packaging) only500 tonnes12 monthsD

070213, 150101, 150102, 150105,

200139

Food and drink cartons only500 tonnes12 months
101112, 150107, 160120, 170202, 191205, 200102Glass5,000 tonnes12 monthsB
020102Mammalian protein only60,000 tonnes12 monthsD
020202Mammalian tallow only45,000 tonnes12 monthsD
200307Mattresses only5 tonnes3 monthsD
010408, 191209Marble chips only5,000 tonnes12 months
020304Olive pulp/pellet only5,000 tonnes3 monthsB, C, E
200127*, 200128, 080111*, 080112Paints (excluding specialist and industrial paints, wood preservatives, aerosol and spray paints, inks, adhesives and resins) pending reuse as paints only10,000 litres6 monthsA, C
150101, 191201, 200101, 030308, 030307Paper and cardboard (excluding food and drink cartons) only15,000 tonnes12 monthsJ, K
090107, 090108Photographic films and papers50 tonnes12 monthsJ
070213, 120105, 150102, 160119, 191204, 200139Plastic500 tonnes12 months
100101Poultry litter ash only3,000 tonnes12 monthsD, E

080318, 150102,

160216, 200139

Printer cartridges only5,000 units6 monthsD
170301*, 170302, 170504Road planings, waste road chippings, road sub-base only500 tonnes12 months
020110, 160117, 160118, 191203, 170401, 170402, 170403, 170404, 170405, 170406, 170407, 191202, 170411Scrap metal15,000 tonnes6 monthsB, E
090110, 090111*, 090112Single use cameras400 cubic metres6 months
020401, 020399Soils from cleaning fruit and vegetables only100 tonnes6 months
100316, 100405*, 100504, 100511, 100604, 100811, 100899Solder metal, skimmings, ashes and residues100 tonnes3 monthsG
140602*, 140603*, 200113*Solvents and solvent mixtures5 cubic metres6 monthsA, C
100101, 100102, 100105, 100115Synthetic gypsum and pulverised fuel ash only2,500 tonnes3 monthsD, E, F
040222, 150109, 191208, 200110, 200111Textiles and clothes1,000 tonnes12 months
160103, 191204Tyres, tyre chip and crumb40 tonnes3 monthsH
110113*, 120301*, 160708*Waste cleaning solution containing 2% sodium metasilicate and 1-2% waste oil only3 tonnes3 monthsA, C
160211*,160213*, 160214, 160216, 200121*, 200123*, 200135*, 200136WEEE400 cubic metres6 monthsI

030301, 150102,

150103, 200138

Wine bottle corks only500 tonnes12 months
030105, 170201, 170204*,191206*, 191207, 200137*, 200138Wood including telegraph poles and railway sleepers (hazardous and non hazardous)100 tonnes12 months

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

(a)the total quantity of waste stored at any one time does not exceed the limit specified in the third column of the table in sub-paragraph (2);

(b)no waste is stored for longer than the period specified in the fourth column of the table;

(c)each type of waste is stored separately; and

(d)the operation complies with such of the following additional conditions as are specified in the fifth column of the table—

Athe waste is stored in a container,
Bthe storage place has sealed drainage,
Cthe waste is stored with secondary containment,
Dthe waste is stored indoors,
Ethe waste is stored at a dock prior to being exported or after being imported,
Fthe waste must arrive at the storage place in bags and must be stored there in bags or in drums,
Gthe waste is stored in bags or in drums,
Hthe total quantity of waste stored together does not exceed 10 tonnes,
Ithe requirements in paragraph 1 of Annex III to the WEEE Directive must be complied with,
Jthe waste is stored in a baled form, in a container or indoors,
Kwithin the quantity limit specified in the third column of the table and notwithstanding additional specific condition J, up to 1,000 tonnes may be stored outdoors so long as it is stored in an enclosure designed and maintained to prevent the escape of litter.
Storage of sludge (S3)

3.—(1) The storage of relevant waste.

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

CodesWaste types

190805

Residual sludge from sewage plants treating domestic or urban waste waters and from other sewage plants treating waste waters of a composition similar to domestic and urban waste waters only
200304Residual sludge from septic tanks and other similar installations for the treatment of sewage only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste stored at any one time does not exceed 1,250 tonnes;

(b)no waste is stored for longer than 12 months;

(c)the waste is stored in a secure location at the place where it is to be used;

(d)the waste is stored at least—

(i)10 metres from any watercourse,

(ii)50 metres from any spring or well, or from any borehole not used to supply water for domestic or food production purposes,

(iii)250 metres from any borehole used to supply water for domestic or food production purposes;

(e)no waste is stored—

(i)within a zone defined by a 50-day travel time for groundwater to reach a groundwater abstraction that is used to supply water for domestic or food production purposes,

(ii)within 0.3 metres of the top of an open storage container or within 0.75 metres of the top of an earthbank tank or lagoon; and

(f)after storage, the waste is to be used in accordance with the Sludge (Use in Agriculture) Regulations 1989(1).

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