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The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010

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PART 1Exempt waste operations: descriptions and conditions (specific and general)

CHAPTER 1Interpretation of Part 1

Interpretation

1.—(1) In this Part—

“agricultural land” has the meaning given in section 109(1) of the Agriculture Act 1947(1) and, for the purposes of the descriptions in paragraphs U10 and U11, this includes land used for the production of timber or other non-food crops;

“anaerobic digestion” means the mesophilic and thermophilic biological decomposition and stabilisation of biodegradable waste which—

(a)

is carried on under controlled anaerobic conditions, and

(b)

results in stable sanitised material that can be applied to land for the benefit of agriculture or to improve the soil structure or nutrients in land;

“associated storage” means storage of waste that—

(a)

is associated with the use, treatment or disposal of waste, and

(b)

takes place at the place where the use, treatment or disposal is carried on;

“bank” means a bank, wall or embankment adjoining or confining, or constructed for the purposes of or in connection with, any channel and includes all land between the bank and low-watermark;

“construction” means the carrying on of building or engineering work which includes the repair, alteration, maintenance or improvement of an existing work and preparatory or landscaping works;

“impermeable surface” means a surface or pavement constructed and maintained to a standard sufficient to prevent the transmission of liquids beyond the surface;

“inland waters” has the meaning given in section 221(1) of the 1991 Act;

“place of production” means, in relation to any waste, the place where the waste was originally produced;

“Plant Health notice” means a notice served under—

(a)

article 12 of the Plant Health (Phytophthora ramorum) (England) Order 2004(2),

(b)

article 13 of the Plant Health (Phytophthora ramorum) (Wales) Order 2006(3),

(c)

article 31 of the Plant Health (Forestry) Order 2005(4),

(d)

article 32 of the Plant Health (England) Order 2005 (5),

(e)

article 32 of the Plant Health (Wales) Order 2006 (6);

“relevant waste”, where it appears in any paragraph in this Part, means waste that—

(a)

falls within a code specified in the first column of the table in the paragraph, and

(b)

is of a type specified in the second column of the table;

“scrap metal” has the meaning given in section 9(2) of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964(7);

“sealed drainage” means a drainage system with an impermeable surface which ensures that—

(a)

no liquid will run off the surface otherwise than via the system, and

(b)

except where they may be lawfully discharged, all liquids entering the system are collected in a sealed sump;

“secondary containment” means a bund or any other system for preventing waste which has leaked from the primary container from escaping from the place where it is stored or treated.

(2) In this Part, a 6 digit code used to refer to a waste is a reference to the waste specified by the 6 digit code(8)—

(a)in England, in the List of Wastes (England) Regulations 2005(9);

(b)in Wales, in the List of Wastes (Wales) Regulations 2005(10),

except insofar as the waste specified in this Part in relation to such a code does not include some of the types of waste specified by that code in those Regulations.

(3) Where a bund is used as secondary containment—

(a)the bund must have an impermeable lining and—

(i)have a capacity of not less than 110% of the original container’s storage capacity, or

(ii)if there is more than one container within the containment system, have a capacity of not less than 110% of the largest container’s storage capacity or 25% of their aggregate storage capacity, whichever is the greater, and

(b)reasonable precautions must be taken to ensure that the capacities specified in paragraph (a) are maintained at all times.

(4) When interpreting this Part, a container, lagoon or other place is secure in relation to waste kept in it if—

(a)all reasonable precautions are taken to ensure that the waste cannot escape from it; and

(b)members of the public are unable to gain access to the waste.

(5) Where a quantity limit is specified in relation to more than one operation (storage, use or treatment) in any one specific or additional condition, that quantity limit applies to all of those operations on an aggregate basis.

(6) Where a waste operation is carried on by waste mobile plant, the quantity limits specified in any specific or additional specific condition in any Chapter of this Part apply in relation to each place where the operation is carried on.

(7) The quantity limits specified in any specific condition in paragraphs U1, U2, U10, U11, U12 and U15 that relate to the use or storage of waste over a specified period apply for that period regardless of whether more than one establishment or undertaking carries on the operation at the same place over that period.

(8) In this Part—

(a)a reference to any of paragraphs U1 to U16 is a reference to a paragraph numbered 1 to 16 in Section 2 of Chapter 2 (use of waste);

(b)a reference to any of paragraphs T1 to T33 is a reference to a paragraph numbered 1 to 33 in Section 2 of Chapter 3 (treatment of waste);

(c)a reference to any of paragraphs D1 to D8 is a reference to a paragraph numbered 1 to 8 in Section 2 of Chapter 4 (disposal of waste);

(d)a reference to any of paragraphs S1 to S3 is a reference to a paragraph numbered 1 to 3 in Section 2 of Chapter 5 (storage of waste).

CHAPTER 2Use of waste

SECTION 1Introductory

1.  The descriptions in this Chapter—

(a)are set out in the first sub-paragraph of paragraphs U1 to U16; and

(b)include associated storage.

2.  The specific conditions for each description in this Chapter are set out in the third sub-paragraph of paragraphs U1 to U16.

3.  The general conditions for all descriptions in this Chapter are as follows—

(a)the operation is for the purposes of recovering or reusing the waste, unless otherwise stated in the specific conditions;

(b)the waste used is suitable for the purposes of the operation;

(c)no more waste is used than is necessary to carry on the operation.

SECTION 2Descriptions and specific conditions
Use of waste in construction (U1)

1.—(1) The use of relevant waste in construction.

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

Table 1
CodesWaste typesQuantity limitAdditional specific conditions
010102Waste from mineral non-metalliferous excavation5,000 tonnes
010408Waste gravel and crushed rock other than those mentioned in 010407
010409Waste sand and clays
020202Shellfish shells from which the soft tissue or flesh has been removed only
101208Waste ceramics, bricks, tiles and construction products (after thermal processing)
101314Waste concrete and concrete sludge
170101Concrete
170102Bricks
170103Tiles and ceramics
170107Mixtures of concrete, bricks, tiles and ceramics other than those mentioned in 170106
170506Dredging spoil other than those mentioned in 170505A
170508Track ballast other than those mentioned in 170507
191205Glass
191209Minerals (for example sand, stones)
191212Aggregates only
Table 2
CodesWaste typesQuantity limitAdditional specific conditions
020399, 020401Soil from cleaning and washing fruit and vegetables only1,000 tonnes
170302Bituminous mixtures other than those mentioned in 170301B
170504Soil and stones other than those mentioned in 170503
170506Dredging spoil other than those mentioned in 170505
191302Solid wastes from soil remediation other than those mentioned in 191301
200202Soil and stones
020103Plant tissue wasteB
030101Waste bark, cork and wood onlyB
191207Untreated wood other than those mentioned in 191206 onlyB
200138200137 onlyB
Table 3
CodesWaste types>Quantity limitsAdditional specific conditions
170302Bituminous mixtures other than those mentioned in 17030150,000 tonnesC
170504Road sub base onlyC

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

(a)where the relevant waste falls within the first column of a table in sub-paragraph (2), the total quantity of waste used or stored over any 3-year period does not exceed the limit indicated in the third column of that table;

(b)where one or more waste type falling within the first column of any one table in sub-paragraph (2) is used or stored, the total quantity for all the waste types used or stored does not exceed the limit indicated in the third column of that table over any 3-year period;

(c)no waste is stored for longer than 12 months prior to use; and

(d)the operation complies with such of the following additional conditions as are specified in the fourth column of the table and for these purposes—

Athe waste is used only for drainage work carried on for the purposes of the Land Drainage Act 1991(11), the 1991 Act or the 1995 Act,
Bthe waste is used only for the construction of tracks, paths, bridleways or car parks and must be processed into chipped form prior to use,
Cthe waste is used only for the construction of roads.
Use of baled end-of-life tyres in construction (U2)

2.—(1) The use of relevant waste in construction.

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

CodesWaste types
160103Baled end-of-life tyres only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste used or stored during the construction does not exceed 50 tonnes of baled tyres;

(b)the waste is not used more than once;

(c)the bales comply with standard PAS108(12); and

(d)no waste is stored for longer than 3 months prior to use.

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

3.—(1) The use of relevant waste in the construction of installations, exhibits, sets or demonstrations for entertainment or educational purposes.

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

CodesWaste types
170102Bricks
170103Tiles and ceramics
170201, 200138Wood
170203, 200139Plastic
170401 to 170407, 170411, 200140Metals including their alloys
200101Paper and cardboard
200111Textiles

(3) For the purposes of this paragraph, the specific condition is that the total quantity of waste used or stored prior to use does not exceed 20 tonnes at any one time.

Burning of waste as a fuel in a small appliance (U4)

4.—(1) The burning of relevant waste as a fuel in an appliance if the requirements in sub-paragraph (4) are met.

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

CodesWaste types
020103, 200201Plant tissue waste only
020107, 170201Untreated wood only
020304Vegetable waste unsuitable for consumption or processing
030101Waste bark and cork
030105Untreated sawdust and wood shavings other than those mentioned in 030104 only
030301Waste bark and wood
030310Fibre rejects (fibrous vegetable waste from virgin pulp preparation or paper pulp production) only
150103Untreated wooden packaging only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste burned over any period of 1 hour is less than 50kg;

(b)the total quantity of waste stored at any one time does not exceed 10 tonnes; and

(c)the waste is stored in a secure place.

(4) The requirements in this sub-paragraph are that—

(a)the appliance has a net rated thermal input of less than 0.4 megawatts; and

(b)where it is used together with other appliances (whether or not it is operated simultaneously with such other appliances), the aggregate net rated thermal input of all the appliances is less than 0.4 megawatts.

Use of waste derived biodiesel as fuel (U5)

5.—(1) The use of biodiesel derived from relevant waste as a fuel in a portable generator if the requirements in sub-paragraph (4) are met or in a motor vehicle and the storage of such biodiesel—

(a)in or on a motor vehicle or in such a portable generator; or

(b)at a place that is owned or occupied by the owner or user of the biodiesel.

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

CodesWaste types
190210Waste derived biodiesel only

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

(a)the total quantity of biodiesel stored in or on a motor vehicle or in a portable generator at any one time does not exceed 1,000 litres;

(b)the total quantity of biodiesel stored at a place owned or occupied by the owner or user of the biodiesel at any one time does not exceed 5,000 litres; and

(c)the biodiesel is stored with secondary containment.

(4) The requirements in this sub-paragraph are that—

(a)the portable generator has a net rated thermal input of less than 0.4 megawatts; and

(b)where it is used together with other portable generators (whether or not it is operated simultaneously with such other generators) the aggregate net rated thermal input of all the generators is less than 0.4 megawatts.

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

6.—(1) The use of relevant waste at a waste water treatment plant for the purposes of re-seeding the plant.

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

CodesWaste types
190805Sludges from treatment of urban waste water
190812Sludges from biological treatment of industrial waste water other than those mentioned in 190811

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

(a)the total quantity of waste used or stored at the plant at any one time does not exceed 1,000 cubic metres; and

(b)the waste was not produced at the plant.

Use of effluent to clean a highway gravel bed (U7)

7.—(1) The use of relevant waste from a water treatment works or a waste water treatment plant to clean a highway gravel bed.

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

CodesWaste types
190899Effluent only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste used over any 24-hour period does not exceed 10 cubic metres;

(b)the highway gravel bed has sealed drainage to ensure that the condition in paragraph (c) can be met;

(c)all waste used in and produced by the cleaning operation is collected; and

(d)the waste meets any relevant conditions specified in the environmental permit authorising the operation of the water treatment works or waste water treatment plant.

Use of waste for a specified purpose (U8)

8.—(1) The use of relevant waste for a specified purpose.

(2) For the purposes of this paragraph—

(a)the table specifying relevant waste and the limits referred to in sub-paragraph (3)(a) and (b) is set out below;

(b)“specified purpose” is a purpose specified in the third column of the table.

CodesWaste typesSpecified purposeQuantity limit (at any one time)
030105, 191207Wood shavings, woodchip, oversized compost, sawdust onlyUse in horse menages1,000 tonnes
191204Shredded or granulated rubber and end-of-life tyres onlyUse in horse menages1,000 tonnes
191201Shredded paper and cardboardUse as animal bedding100 tonnes
030305, 030311Paper pulp and paper sludge from paper recycling onlyUse as animal bedding100 tonnes
030105, 191207Wood shavings, woodchip, oversized compost, sawdust onlyUse as animal bedding100 tonnes
160103End-of-life tyresUse as a weight on cover sheeting on agricultural premises or use as crash barriers40 tonnes
150102Geotextile bags (flexible intermediate bulk containers) onlyUse as reinforcement in construction100 bags
020202Shellfish shells from which the soft tissue or flesh has been removed onlyUse for ornamental purposes50 tonnes
191205Crushed glass onlyUse for ornamental purposes50 tonnes
200127*, 200128, 080111*, 080112Paints (excluding specialist and industrial paints, wood preservatives, aerosol and spray paints, inks, adhesives and resins)Use as paint1,000 litres
190599Compost produced for the purposes of growing mushrooms onlyUse in growing mushrooms1,000 tonnes
170102, 170904Stones and bricks capable of being used in their existing state onlyUse in construction of buildings, fencing, barriers, containment or similar above ground construction100 tonnes
170201, 191207, 200138Non-hazardous wood including telegraph poles and railway sleepersUse in construction of buildings, fencing, barriers, containment or similar above ground construction100 tonnes
110105*, 110107*, 190902, 190903, 190906Aluminium hydroxide (A1OH) and ferric chloride (FeCl) and sludges/solutions from the treatment of water onlyUse in treating waste water effluent and in water treating processes50 cubic metres
100201, 100202, 170504, 191209Blast furnace slag and stones onlyUse as filter media at waste water treatment works50,000 tonnes

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

(a)the total amount of waste used or stored at any one time does not exceed the quantity limit specified in the fourth column;

(b)in relation to any relevant waste to which code 160103 applies (end-of-life tyres), within the quantity limit specified for that waste type, not more than 10 tonnes is stored together;

(c)the waste is not treated or required to be treated prior to use; and

(d)in relation to any relevant waste to which code 110105* (aluminium hydroxide),110107* (ferric chloride), 190902, 190903 or 190906 (sludges/solutions from the treatment of water) applies, the waste is stored—

(i)with secondary containment, and

(ii)in a location with sealed drainage.

Use of waste to manufacture finished goods (U9)

9.—(1) The use of relevant waste to manufacture finished goods.

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

Codes>Waste typesQuantity limit (at any one time)Additional specific conditions
100101, 100102Ash only500 tonnesA
101208Ceramics100 tonnesA
101112, 150107, 191205, 200102Glass5,000 tonnesA
100105Gypsum only500 tonnesA
200199Lion faeces only5 tonnesB
120101, 120103, 150104, 160117, 160118, 191001, 191002, 191202, 191203, 200140Metals500 tonnesA
150101, 191201, 200101Paper and cardboard15,000 tonnesC, D
070213, 120105, 150102, 191204, 200139Plastics500 tonnesE
191204Rubber only30 tonnesE, F
020106Sheep, rabbit or deer faeces only100 tonnesB
040221, 040222, 150109, 191208, 200110, 200111Textiles1,000 tonnesB
030105, 030301, 150103, 191207, 200138Wood, bark, cork, sawdust, shavings, cuttings, particle board100 tonnesB

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

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

(b)the waste is stored in a secure location at the place where the manufacturing is carried on;

(c)the operation does not involve any activity falling within a description in Part A(1) or Part A(2) of Part 2 of Schedule 1; and

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

Athe waste is stored at a location with sealed drainage,
Bthe waste is stored indoors or in a secure container,
Cthe waste is stored in a baled form, in a container or indoors,
Dwithin the quantity limit specified in the third column of the table and notwithstanding additional specific condition C, 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,
Ethe waste is not subject to heat treatment,
Fthe total quantity of waste stored together does not exceed 10 tonnes.

(4) For the purposes of this paragraph, “finished goods” means goods that are ready for use by an end consumer without any further processing.

Spreading waste on agricultural land to confer benefit (U10)

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.
Spreading waste on non-agricultural land to confer benefit (U11)

11.—(1) The spreading of relevant waste on land that is not agricultural 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 limit (over 12 months)Storage limit (at any one time)Additional specific conditions
010102, 010408, 170504Chalk only50 tonnes per hectare200 tonnesA
020106Farmyard and horse manure only50 tonnes per hectare200 tonnesA
020202Shellfish shells from which the soft tissue or flesh has been removed only50 tonnes per hectare200 tonnesA
020399, 020401Soil from cleaning and washing fruit and vegetables only50 tonnes per hectare200 tonnesA
100101Ash from wood chip boilers produced pursuant to an operation described in paragraph U4 only1 tonne per hectare10 tonnesA
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 tonnesB
020199Spent compost from the growing of mushrooms only50 tonnes per hectare500 tonnesA
190599Compost produced pursuant to a treatment described in paragraph T23 or T26 only50 tonnes per hectare500 tonnesA
190604Digestate produced pursuant to a treatment described in paragraph T24 or T25 only50 tonnes per hectare200 tonnesA
190812Waste consisting of biobed or biofilter material produced pursuant to a treatment described in paragraph T32 only50 tonnes per hectare200 tonnesA, C
200108Coffee grounds only50 tonnes per hectare200 tonnesA

(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 any 12-month period;

(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 condition C in sub-paragraph (f), where it applies, 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 fifth column of the table—

Athe 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,
Bthe waste is spread adjacent to the place from which it was dredged,
Cthe waste is stored for at least 12 months prior to spreading.
Use of mulch (U12)

12.—(1) The use of relevant waste as a mulch.

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

CodesWaste types
020103, 191207, 200201Untreated wood and plant matter

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

(a)the total quantity of waste used or stored over any period of 1 month does not exceed 100 tonnes; and

(b)the waste is stored in a secure location prior to use.

Spreading of plant matter to confer benefit (U13)

13.—(1) The spreading of relevant waste at the place of production to confer benefit.

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

CodesWaste types
020103, 020107, 020304, 200201Plant tissue only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste spread over any 12-month period does not exceed 50 tonnes per hectare;

(b)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

(c)except for waste which is spread on the banks of the waters from which it was produced, no waste is spread within 50 metres of any watercourse, spring, well or borehole.

Incorporation of ash into soil (U14)

14.—(1) The incorporation of ash which is relevant waste into soil resulting from a qualifying operation.

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

CodesWaste types
020103, 020107, 200201Ash from burning of plant tissue only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste incorporated into soil does not exceed 10 tonnes per hectare; and

(b)ashes of burnt cereal, straw or cereal stubble are not allowed, without reasonable excuse, proof of which lies on the establishment or undertaking carrying on the operation, to remain on the soil for longer than 24 hours after the commencement of the burning but must be incorporated into the soil—

(i)within that period, or

(ii)in a case where, having regard to wind conditions to do so would be likely to cause nuisance, as soon as conditions allow.

(4) For the purposes of this paragraph, a “qualifying operation” is one that—

(a)involves the burning of cereal straw or cereal stubble;

(b)falls within a description in paragraph D7; and

(c)complies with the specific conditions specified in that paragraph and the general conditions specified in Chapter 3.

Pig and poultry ash (U15)

15.—(1) The spreading of relevant waste on agricultural land at the place of production.

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

CodesWaste types
190112Ash from the incineration of pig and poultry carcasses only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste spread over any 12-month period does not exceed 150kg per hectare;

(b)the waste is mixed with an equal volume or more of manure or slurry prior to spreading;

(c)the waste is stored in a secure place prior to spreading;

(d)the location of the waste which is stored or land which is spread is at least—

(i)10 metres from a watercourse,

(ii)50 metres from a spring, well or borehole; and

(e)at the time of the spreading—

(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.

Use of depolluted end-of-life vehicles for vehicle parts (U16)

16.—(1) The use of relevant waste for vehicle parts.

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

CodesWaste types

160106

End-of-life vehicles, containing neither liquids nor other hazardous components
160122Non-hazardous components from end-of-life vehicles only

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

(a)no more than two depolluted end-of-life vehicles are stored at any one time;

(b)in relation to relevant waste to which code 160122 applies (non-hazardous components from end-of-life vehicles), the total quantity of waste stored at any one time does not exceed 5 cubic metres;

(c)the waste is stored in a secure place;

(d)the waste is stored on an impermeable surface; and

(e)the operation is for the purposes of re-using the waste.

(4) For the purposes of this paragraph and in relation to an end-of-life vehicle, “depolluted” means that the vehicle has been subjected to all of the operations described in paragraph 3 of Annex 1 to the End-of-Life Vehicles Directive.

CHAPTER 3Treatment of waste

SECTION 1Introductory

1.  The descriptions in this Chapter—

(a)are set out in the first sub-paragraph of paragraphs T1 to T33; and

(b)include associated storage.

2.  The specific conditions for each description in this Chapter are set out in the third sub-paragraph of paragraphs T1 to T33.

3.  The general condition for the descriptions in this Chapter is that the operation is for the purposes of recovering the waste, unless otherwise stated in the specific conditions.

SECTION 2Descriptions and specific conditions
Cleaning, washing, spraying or coating relevant waste (T1)

1.—(1) The treatment of relevant waste by cleaning, washing, spraying or coating it, subject to sub-paragraph (4).

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

CodesWaste types
150105Composite packaging
160120, 150107, 170202, 191205, 200102Glass
150101Paper and cardboard packaging
020104, 070213, 150102, 160119, 170203, 200139Plastic
150109Textile packaging

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated over any 7-day period does not exceed 300 tonnes;

(b)subject to paragraph (e), the total quantity of waste stored at any one time does not exceed 300 tonnes;

(c)the waste is stored and treated in a location with sealed drainage;

(d)no waste is stored for longer than 3 months prior to treatment;

(e)where the waste consists of containers that have been used to contain a dangerous substance, the total quantity of waste stored does not exceed 1 tonne over any 7-day period; and

(f)the waste is not contaminated by more than 1% of its original volume prior to treatment.

(4) The description in sub-paragraph (1) does not include cleaning, washing, spraying or coating of any relevant waste if this falls within Part B of section 6.4 of Part 2 of Schedule 1.

(5) In this paragraph, “dangerous substance” has the meaning given in regulation 2(1) of the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009(13).

(6) References in this paragraph to quantity limits by weight include the weight of any contamination.

Recovery of textiles (T2)

2.—(1) The treatment of relevant waste by laundering or otherwise cleaning it.

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

CodesWaste types
191208Textiles
200110Clothes
200111Textiles

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated or stored at any one time does not exceed 20,000 tonnes; and

(b)the waste is treated and stored at a location with sealed drainage.

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

3.—(1) The treatment of relevant waste for the purposes of removing grease, oil or any other non-metallic contaminant by heating it in an appliance where the requirements of sub-paragraph (4) are met using a process that is not an excluded process.

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

CodesWaste types
160117Ferrous metal
160118Non ferrous metal
191001Iron and steel waste
191002Non ferrous waste
191202Ferrous metal
191203Non ferrous metal
200140Metals

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

(a)the total quantity of waste stored or treated at any one time does not exceed 10 tonnes; and

(b)the waste is stored in a secure location with sealed drainage.

(4) The requirements in this sub-paragraph are that—

(a)the appliance has a net rated thermal input of less than 0.2 megawatts; and

(b)where it is used together with other appliances (whether or not it is operated simultaneously with such other appliances), the aggregate net rated thermal input of all the appliances is less than 0.2 megawatts.

(5) The processes that are excluded processes for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) are—

(a)the removal by heat of plastic or rubber covering from scrap cable or any asbestos contaminant;

(b)a process that is an activity listed in Section 2.1 (other than paragraph (d) of Part B) of Part 2 of Schedule 1 involving the heating of iron, steel or ferrous alloy; and

(c)a process that is an activity described in Part A(1) or A(2) of Section 2.2 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 involving the heating of any non-ferrous metal or non-ferrous metal alloy.

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

4.—(1) The treatment of relevant waste by baling, sorting, shredding, pulverising, densifying, crushing or compacting it.

(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 typesTreatment limit (over 7 days)Storage limit (at any one time)
150104, 200140Cans and foils only100 tonnes where treatment is carried on outdoors500 tonnes
500 tonnes where treatment is carried on indoors
070213, 150102, 150105Food and drink cartons only100 tonnes where treatment is carried on outdoors500 tonnes
3,000 tonnes where treatment is carried on indoors
150107, 160120, 170202, 191205, 200102Glass5,000 tonnes5,000 tonnes
030308, 030307, 150101, 191201, 200101Paper and cardboard (excluding food and drink cartons)500 tonnes where treatment is carried on outdoors15,000 tonnes
3,000 tonnes where treatment is carried on indoors
020104, 070213, 120105, 150102, 160119, 170203, 191204, 200139Plastic100 tonnes where treatment is carried on outdoors500 tonnes
3000 tonnes where treatment is carried on indoors
040222, 150109, 191208, 200110, 200111Textiles and clothes1,000 tonnes where treatment is carried on outdoors1,000 tonnes
3,000 tonnes where treatment is carried on indoors

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

(a)subject to paragraph (d), the total quantity of waste treated over any 7-day period does not exceed the limit specified in the third column of the table in sub-paragraph (2);

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

(d)where the treatment involves pulverising waste—

(i)the total quantity of waste treated over any 7-day period does not exceed 5 tonnes,

(ii)the treatment is carried on indoors;

(e)where the treatment involves densifying waste, the treatment does not involve the application of heat;

(f)the treatment and storage are carried on in a secure place;

(g)the waste arrives at the place where the operation is carried on unmixed with any other type of waste;

(h)the waste is treated and stored in an unmixed state; and

(i)in relation to relevant waste to which codes 030308, 030307, 150101, 191201, 200101 apply (paper and cardboard)—

(i)the waste is stored in a baled form, in a container or indoors,

(ii)within the storage limit specified in the fourth column of the table, 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.

Screening and blending of waste (T5)

5.—(1) The treatment of relevant waste by screening and blending it for the purposes of producing an aggregate or soil and associated prior treatment.

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

CodesWaste types
010408Waste gravel and crushed rocks other than those mentioned in 010407
010409Waste sand and clays
020202Shellfish shells from which the soft tissue or flesh has been removed only
030101Waste bark and cork
030301Waste bark and wood
100101Bottom ash, slag and boiler dust (excluding boiler dust mentioned in 100104)
100115Bottom ash, slag and boiler dust from co-incineration other than those mentioned in 100114
170101Concrete
170102Bricks
170103Tiles and ceramics
170107Mixtures of concrete, bricks, tiles and ceramics other than those mentioned in 170106
170201Wood
170302Bituminous mixtures other than those mentioned in 170301
170504Soil and stones other than those mentioned in 170503
170506Dredging spoil other than those mentioned in 170505
170508Track ballast other than those mentioned in 170507
190599Compost produced pursuant to a treatment described in paragraphs T23 or T26 only
191205Glass
191209Aggregates only
191212Gypsum recovered from construction materials only
191302Solid wastes from soil remediation other than those mentioned in 191301
191304Sludges from soil remediation other than those mentioned in 191303
200202Soil and stones

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

(a)in relation to any relevant waste to which code 170302 applies (bituminous mixtures other than those mentioned in 170301) where the treatment is for the purposes of manufacturing roadstone, the total quantity of waste treated or stored over any 3-year period does not exceed 50,000 tonnes;

(b)in relation to relevant waste not covered by paragraph (a), the total quantity of waste treated or stored over any 3-year period does not exceed 5,000 tonnes;

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

(d)the treatment is carried on at the place—

(i)of production, or

(ii)where the treated waste is to be used.

(4) In this paragraph, “associated prior treatment” means crushing relevant waste for the purposes of screening or blending it but does not include crushing of any relevant waste which falls within Part B of Section 3.5 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 or within paragraph T7.

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

6.—(1) The treatment of relevant waste by chipping, shredding, cutting or pulverising it.

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

CodesWaste types
020103, 200201Plant tissue waste
030101,030301, 170201

Wood

150103Untreated wooden packaging only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated or stored over any 7-day period does not exceed 500 tonnes; and

(b)no waste is stored for longer than 3 months after treatment.

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

7.—(1) The treatment of relevant waste by crushing, grinding or reducing it in size but not including any treatment activity covered by paragraph (c) in Part B of Section 3.5 of Part 2 of Schedule 1.

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

CodesWaste types
170101Concrete
170102Bricks
170103Tiles and ceramics
170107Mixtures of concrete, bricks, tiles and ceramics (other than those mentioned in 170106*)

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated over any period of 1 hour does not exceed 20 tonnes;

(b)the total quantity of waste stored at any one time does not exceed 200 tonnes;

(c)the waste is stored in a secure place prior to treatment;

(d)the treatment is carried on—

(i)at the place of production, or

(ii)at the place where the treated waste is to be used; and

(e)the operation does not result in the release into the air of a substance listed in paragraph 6(3) of Part 1 of Schedule 1 except in a quantity which is so trivial that it is incapable of causing pollution or its capacity to cause pollution is insignificant.

Mechanical treatment of end-of-life tyres (T8)

8.—(1) The treatment of end-of-life tyres, including such tyres in a shredded or granulated form, that are relevant waste by a relevant treatment operation and associated prior treatment.

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

CodesWaste typesRelevant treatment operation
160103End-of-life tyresGranulating, baling, peeling, shaving, shredding and re-treading of tyres
191204Shredded or granulated end-of-life tyres onlyGranulating

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

(a)the total quantity of waste stored or treated over any 7-day period does not exceed—

(i)60 tonnes of truck tyres, or

(ii)40 tonnes of any other tyres;

(b)within the limits in paragraph (a), the total quantity stored together does not exceed 10 tonnes;

(c)in relation to any relevant treatment operation that is granulating, the treatment is carried on indoors; and

(d)in relation to any relevant treatment operation that is re-treading, the treatment is for the purposes of re-using the waste.

(4) In this paragraph, “associated prior treatment” means cleaning tyres and separating rims from them prior to treatment.

Recovery of scrap metal (T9)

9.—(1) The recovery of scrap metal consisting of relevant waste by—

(a)sorting, grading, shearing by manual feed, baling or crushing it; or

(b)cutting it with hand-held equipment.

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

CodesWaste types
020110Waste metal
150104Metallic packaging
160117, 191202Ferrous metal
160118, 191203Non ferrous metal
170401Copper, bronze, brass
170402Aluminium
170403Lead
170404Zinc
170405Iron and steel
170406Tin
170407Mixed metals
170411Cables other than those mentioned in 170410
200140Metals

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated or stored at any one time does not exceed 1,000 tonnes;

(b)within the limit in paragraph (a), the total quantity of any cables stored or treated does not exceed 50 tonnes;

(c)no waste is stored for longer than 24 months;

(d)the recovery is carried on at a location with sealed drainage; and

(e)the height of any pile or stack of waste does not exceed 5 metres.

Sorting mixed waste (T10)

10.—(1) The sorting of one type of relevant waste from one or more other types of relevant waste.

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

CodesWaste types
150101, 200101Paper and cardboard
150102, 200139Plastics
150104, 200140Metals
150105Composite packaging
150106Mixed packaging
150107, 200102Glass
150109, 200110, 200111Textiles and clothing 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 10 tonnes;

(b)the total quantity of waste treated over any 7-day period does not exceed 10 tonnes; and

(c)the waste is stored in a secure place.

Repair or refurbishment of WEEE (T11)

11.—(1) The treatment of WEEE that is relevant waste by repairing or refurbishing it, including any prior dismantling.

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

CodesWaste types
160211*WEEE containing CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs
160213*WEEE containing hazardous components other than those mentioned in 160209 to 160212
160214WEEE other than those mentioned in 160209 to 160213
160216Components removed from discarded equipment other than those mentioned in 160215
200123*WEEE containing CFCs
200135*WEEE other than those mentioned in 200121 and 200123 containing hazardous components
200136WEEE other than those mentioned in 200121, 200123, and 200135

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated or stored over any 12-month period does not exceed 1,000 tonnes;

(b)the best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques are used when treating the waste;

(c)the operation meets the technical requirements specified in Annex III to the WEEE Directive;

(d)in relation to any relevant waste falling within codes 160211* (WEEE containing CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs) or 200123* (WEEE containing CFCs), the waste is stored in such a manner so as to prevent the release of CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs;

(e)the waste is stored in such a manner that its environmentally sound reuse or recycling is not hindered; and

(f)the operation is for the purposes of—

(i)re-using the WEEE for its original purpose, or

(ii)re-using any dismantled components for their original purpose.

(4) In this paragraph—

(a)“best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques” has the meaning given in the document published jointly by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Scottish Executive on 27th November 2006, entitled “Guidance on Best Available Treatment, Recovery and Recycling Techniques (BATRRT) and Treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)”(14);

(b)“CFCs” means chlorofluorocarbons;

(c)“HCFCs” means hydrochlorofluorocarbons;

(d)“HFCs” means hydrofluorocarbons; and

(e)“treatment” does not include the degassing or capture of ozone depleting substances.

Manual treatment of waste (T12)

12.—(1) The manual treatment of relevant waste by a relevant treatment operation.

(2) The table specifying—

(a)relevant waste for the purposes of this paragraph and relevant treatment operations;

(b)the quantity limits referred to in sub-paragraph (3)(a); and

(c)the additional specific conditions referred to in sub-paragraph (3)(c),

is set out below.

CodesWaste typesRelevant treatment operationQuantity limits (at any one time)Additional specific conditions
200199Bicycles onlySorting, repairing or refurbishing100 tonnesA
200110, 200111Clothing, fabrics, carpets onlySorting, repairing or refurbishing100 tonnesA
200138, 200139, 200140Coat hangers onlySorting and dismantling100 tonnesB
200140Domestic pots and pans onlySorting and dismantling100 tonnes
200199Footwear onlySorting, repairing or refurbishing100 tonnesA
200307Furniture onlySorting, repairing or refurbishing100 tonnesA
200138, 200139, 200140Garden tools onlySorting, repairing or refurbishing100 tonnesA
200138, 200139, 200140Lock gates onlySorting and dismantling100 tonnes
200307Mattresses onlySorting and dismantling5 tonnesB, C
170102, 170201, 170904, 200138Stone, bricks, wood onlySorting, repairing or refurbishing500 tonnesA
200137*, 200138, 200140Telegraph poles onlySorting and dismantling100 tonnesB
170201, 170202, 170203, 200102, 200138, 200139, 200140Windows, doors onlySorting, repairing or refurbishing100 tonnesA
170201, 170202, 170203, 200102, 200138, 200139, 200140Windows, doors onlySorting and dismantling10 tonnesB
150103Wooden pallets onlySorting, repairing or refurbishing100 tonnesA
150103Wooden pallets onlySorting and dismantling100 tonnesB

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

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

(b)subject to additional specific condition B in sub-paragraph (c), where it applies, no waste is stored for longer than 2 years; and

(c)the operation complies with such of the following additional specific conditions as is specified in the fifth column of the table—

Athe operation is for the purposes of reusing the waste,
Bno waste is stored for longer than 12 months,
Ctreatment and storage are carried on indoors.
Treatment of waste food (T13)

13.—(1) The treatment of waste food that is relevant waste by decanting or unwrapping it, bulking it up and sorting it.

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

CodesWaste types
020203, 020501Milk only
020304, 020501, 020601, 020704Materials unsuitable for consumption or processing excluding milk only
200199Non liquid foods unsuitable for consumption or processing but excluding foods covered by the Animal By-Products Regulations only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated or stored at any one time does not exceed 30 tonnes;

(b)the treatment and storage are carried on—

(i)indoors,

(ii)in a secure place;

(c)no waste is stored for longer than 7 days;

(d)in relation to relevant waste specified in the first row of the table in sub-paragraph (2) (milk only), the operation is carried on in a dairy which has sealed drainage; and

(e)any resultant waste packaging is bulked up for the purposes of recovery.

Crushing and emptying waste vehicle oil filters (T14)

14.—(1) The treatment of waste vehicle oil filters consisting of relevant waste by crushing and emptying them.

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

CodesWaste types
160107*Oil filters

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

(a)the total quantity of waste stored after treatment does not exceed 1 tonne of crushed and emptied oil filters at any one time;

(b)the treatment is carried on at the place of production;

(c)the equipment used to treat the waste is—

(i)designed for the purposes of crushing oil filters,

(ii)designed and maintained to ensure that oil does not escape during treatment; and

(d)the treatment takes place as soon as practicable after the oil filter is removed from a vehicle.

Treatment of waste aerosol cans (T15)

15.—(1) The treatment of empty used waste aerosol cans consisting of relevant waste by puncturing and crushing them.

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

CodesWaste types
160504*Aerosol cans containing residues of or contaminated by dangerous substances only
160505Aerosol cans only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated or stored in any 12-month period does not exceed 3,000 cans;

(b)the waste is stored in a secure location in vented containers prior to treatment;

(c)the treatment and storage are carried on—

(i)at the place of production,

(ii)in a well-ventilated area; and

(d)the equipment used to treat the waste is designed for that purpose.

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

16.—(1) The treatment of waste toner cartridges consisting of relevant waste by sorting, dismantling, cleaning or refilling them.

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

CodesWaste types
080318Waste printing toner other than those mentioned in 080317
150102Plastic packaging
160216Cartridges taken from discarded equipment other than those mentioned in 160215 only
200139Plastics

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated or stored at any one time does not exceed 50,000 cartridges; and

(b)the treatment is carried on—

(i)indoors,

(ii)at a location with sealed drainage.

Crushing waste fluorescent tubes (T17)

17.—(1) The crushing of relevant waste for the purposes of volume reduction prior to collection.

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

CodesWaste types
200121*Fluorescent tubes only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste crushed over any period of 24 hours does not exceed 3 tonnes;

(b)the crushing is carried on at the place of production;

(c)the equipment used for crushing is designed for the purposes of crushing and volume reduction;

(d)the mercury concentration in any resultant emissions does not exceed 25 microgrammes per cubic metre; and

(e)any glass or mercury released after crushing is stored in a secure container under weatherproof covering.

Dewatering using flocculants (T18)

18.—(1) The treatment of relevant waste by dewatering using flocculants.

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

CodesWaste types
010409Clay effluent resulting from the manufacture of ceramics only
080120Water based paint wash waters only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste stored or treated at any one time does not exceed 30,000 litres; and

(b)the waste is stored in a container with secondary containment.

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

19.—(1) The physical treatment of relevant waste for the purposes of producing biodiesel.

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

CodesWaste types
200125Edible oil and fat

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated or stored at any one time does not exceed 5,000 litres;

(b)the waste is treated and stored in a container with secondary containment;

(c)no waste is stored for longer than 3 months; and

(d)the operation is for the purposes of reusing the waste.

Treatment of waste at a water treatment works (T20)

20.—(1) The treatment of relevant waste at a water treatment works.

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

CodesWaste types
190902Sludges from water clarification
190903Sludges from decarbonation
190906Solutions and sludges from regeneration of ion exchangers
190999Waste water and bore hole flushings only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated at the works over any period of 12 months does not exceed 10,000 cubic metres; and

(b)the waste is treated and stored in a secure location with sealed drainage.

Recovery of waste at a waste water treatment works (T21)

21.—(1) The recovery of relevant waste at a waste water treatment works.

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

CodesWaste types
190801Screenings
190802Sewage grit (waste from desanding) only
190805Sludges from treatment of urban waste water
190899Centrate liquor only
190902Sludges from water clarification
190903Sludges from decarbonation
190906Solutions and sludges from regeneration of ion exchangers
200304Septic tank sludge
200306Waste from sewage cleaning
200399Cesspool waste and other sewage sludge only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste brought to the works over any period of 12 months does not exceed 100,000 cubic metres; and

(b)the waste is treated and stored in a secure location with sealed drainage.

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

22.—(1) The treatment of animal by-products consisting of relevant waste at a collection centre.

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

CodesWaste types
020102, 020202Animal tissue waste
020203Materials unsuitable for consumption or processing

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated or stored at any one time does not exceed 10 tonnes; and

(b)the operation is carried on in accordance with an authorisation under regulation 27 of the Animal By-Products Regulations.

(4) In this paragraph—

(a)“animal by-product” has the same meaning as in Article 2(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No. 1774/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down health rules concerning animal by-products not intended for human consumption(15);

(b)“collection centre” has the same meaning as in paragraph 18 of Annex 1 to that Regulation.

Aerobic composting and associated prior treatment (T23)

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.

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

24.—(1) The treatment by anaerobic digestion of relevant waste at premises used for agriculture and associated prior treatment and the burning of any resultant biogas.

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

CodesWaste types
020103, 020107, 170506, 200201Plant tissue waste
020106Horse and farmyard manure, slurry only

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

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

(b)the minimum retention time for the waste in the digester is 28 days; and

(c)any gas resulting from the operation is collected and then burnt in an appliance—

(i)where the requirements of sub-paragraph (5) are met, and

(ii)the appliance is for the purposes of producing energy.

(4) In this paragraph, “associated prior treatment” means screening, chipping, shredding, cutting, pulverising or sorting waste for the purposes of anaerobic digestion.

(5) The requirements in this sub-paragraph are that—

(a)the appliance has a net rated thermal input of less than 0.4 megawatts; and

(b)where it is used together with other appliances (whether or not it is operated simultaneously with such other appliances), the aggregate net rated thermal input of all the appliances is less than 0.4 megawatts.

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

25.—(1) The treatment by anaerobic digestion of relevant waste at premises not used for agriculture and associated prior treatment and the burning of any resultant biogas.

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

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

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated or stored at any one time does not exceed 50 cubic metres;

(b)the minimum retention time for the waste in the digester is 28 days; and

(c)any gas resulting from the operation is collected and then burnt in an appliance—

(i)where the requirements of sub-paragraph (5) are met, and

(ii)the appliance is for the purposes of producing energy.

(4) In this paragraph, “associated prior treatment” means screening, chipping, shredding, cutting, pulverising or sorting waste for the purposes of anaerobic digestion.

(5) The requirements in this sub-paragraph are that—

(a)the appliance has a net rated thermal input of less than 0.4 megawatts; and

(b)where it is used together with other appliances (whether or not it is operated simultaneously with such other appliances), the aggregate net rated thermal input of all the appliances is less than 0.4 megawatts.

Treatment of kitchen waste in a wormery (T26)

26.—(1) The treatment in a wormery of relevant waste originating from a kitchen.

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

CodesWaste types
200101Paper and cardboard
200108Biodegradable kitchen and canteen waste

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated over any 12-month period does not exceed 6 tonnes; and

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

Treatment of sheep dip for disposal (T27)

27.—(1) The treatment of used organophosphate sheep dip consisting of relevant waste for the purposes of its disposal.

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

CodesWaste types
020109Organophosphate sheep dip only

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

(a)total quantity of waste treated or stored over any 24-hour period does not exceed 8,000 litres;

(b)the waste is treated using organophosphate-degrading enzyme in accordance with the enzyme manufacturer’s instructions;

(c)the treatment and storage are carried on at the place of production; and

(d)the treatment is carried on in a secure sheep dip bath.

Sorting and de-naturing of controlled drugs for disposal (T28)

28.—(1) The treatment of controlled drugs consisting of relevant waste by sorting and de-naturing them prior to their disposal.

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

CodesWaste types
180109Medicines from natal care, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of disease in humans
180208Medicines from research, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of disease involving animals
200132Medicines separately collected as municipal waste

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated or stored at any one time does not exceed 1 cubic metre;

(b)the treatment and storage are carried on at the place of production; and

(c)no waste is stored for longer than 6 months.

(4) In this paragraph, “controlled drug” means a controlled drug specified in Schedules 1 to 5 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001(16).

Treatment of non-hazardous pesticide washings by carbon filtration for disposal (T29)

29.—(1) The treatment of non-hazardous pesticide washings that are relevant waste by carbon filtration for the purposes of disposal.

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

CodesWaste types
020109, 160509Non-hazardous pesticide washings only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated or stored over any 24-hour period does not exceed 8,000 litres;

(b)the treatment and storage are carried on at the place of production; and

(c)the treatment is carried on in a location with sealed drainage.

Recovery of silver (T30)

30.—(1) The recovery of silver from relevant waste produced in connection with printing or photographic processes.

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

CodesWaste types
090107Photographic film or paper containing silver or silver compounds

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

(a)the total quantity of waste stored or treated at any one time does not exceed 1,000 litres; and

(b)the treatment and storage are carried on in a location with sealed drainage.

Recovery of monopropylene glycol from aircraft antifreeze fluids (T31)

31.—(1) The recovery of monopropylene glycol by filtering and distilling relevant waste collected following de-icing of aircraft.

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

CodesWaste types
160115Antifreeze fluids other than those mentioned in 160114

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated or stored over any 7-day period does not exceed 250 cubic metres;

(b)the waste is treated in a location with sealed drainage;

(c)the operation is carried on at the place where the waste is produced; and

(d)the waste is stored with secondary containment.

Treatment of waste in a biobed or biofilter (T32)

32.—(1) The treatment of relevant waste in a lined biobed or above ground biofilter.

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

CodesWaste types
020109, 160509Non-hazardous pesticide washings only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated or stored over any 12-month period does not exceed 15,000 litres;

(b)the biobed or biofilter is located at a secure place that is—

(i)at least 10 metres from a watercourse,

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

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

(iv)not 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;

(c)the biobed or biofilter —

(i)is designed and maintained for the treatment operation,

(ii)has an impermeable lining; and

(d)the treatment is carried on at the place of production.

Recovery of central heating oil by filtration (T33)

33.—(1) The recovery of central heating oil by filtering relevant waste.

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

CodesWaste types
130701*Central heating oil only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste treated over any 7-day period does not exceed 400 litres;

(b)the waste is stored with secondary containment;

(c)the treatment is carried on at a location with sealed drainage; and

(d)the operation is for the purposes of reusing the waste.

CHAPTER 4Disposal of waste

SECTION 1Introductory

1.  The descriptions in this Chapter—

(a)are set out in the first sub-paragraph of paragraphs D1 to D8; and

(b)include associated storage.

2.  The specific conditions for each description in this Chapter are set out in the third sub-paragraph of paragraphs D1 to D8.

3.  The general condition for all descriptions in this Chapter is that the operation is carried on at the place of production.

SECTION 2Descriptions and specific conditions
Deposit of waste from dredging of inland waters (D1)

1.—(1) The deposit of relevant waste arising from the dredging of inland waters and associated screening and dewatering.

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

CodesWaste types
170506Dredging spoil other than those mentioned in 170505

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

(a)the total quantity of waste deposited or treated over any 12-month period does not exceed 50 cubic metres for each metre of land on which the waste is deposited; and

(b)the waste is deposited at the closest possible point to where the waste was produced on—

(i)the bank of the inland waters from which the waste was produced, or

(ii)such width of land adjoining the inland waters so as to enable the waste to be removed and deposited by mechanical means in one operation.

Deposit of waste from a railway sanitary convenience (D2)

2.—(1) The deposit of relevant waste on to a railway track.

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

CodesWaste types
200399Wastes from railway sanitary conveniences only

(3) For the purposes of this paragraph, the specific condition is that the total quantity of waste deposited per discharge does not exceed 25 litres.

(4) In this paragraph, “railway sanitary convenience” means a sanitary convenience or sink forming part of a vehicle used for the carriage of passengers on a railway.

Deposit of waste from a portable sanitary convenience (D3)

3.—(1) The deposit of relevant waste by burying it.

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

CodesWaste types
200399Waste from portable sanitary conveniences only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste deposited over any 12-month period does not exceed 1 cubic metre; and

(b)no waste is deposited within—

(i)10 metres of any watercourse,

(ii)50 metres of any spring, well or borehole.

Deposit of agricultural waste consisting of plant tissue under a Plant Health notice (D4)

4.—(1) The deposit of agricultural waste that is relevant waste.

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

CodesWaste types
020103Plant tissue waste

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

(a)the deposit is required under a Plant Health notice;

(b)where waste is deposited into a pile, the pile—

(i)does not exceed 250 tonnes, and

(ii)is not immediately adjacent to another pile of the same type of waste;

(c)at the time the deposit is made—

(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

(d)no waste is deposited within—

(i)10 metres of any watercourse,

(ii)50 metres of any spring, well or borehole.

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

5.—(1) The deposit and subsequent storage of relevant samples of waste at any place where the samples are being or are to be tested or analysed.

(2) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1), “relevant samples of waste” means samples of waste that are taken—

(a)in the exercise of any power under—

(i)the 1993 Act,

(ii)the Control of Pollution Act 1974(17),

(iii)section 5 of the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989(18),

(iv)the 1990 Act,

(v)the 1991 Act,

(vi)the Water Industry Act 1991(19),

(vii)the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006(20),

(viii)the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007 (21),

(ix)regulation 88 of the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009(22);

(b)by or on behalf of the holder of an environmental permit;

(c)by or on behalf of a person carrying on in relation to the waste—

(i)an operation described in this Part, or

(ii)an excluded waste operation;

(d)by or on behalf of the owner or occupier of the land from which the samples are taken;

(e)by or on behalf of any person to whom section 34(1) or (1A) of the 1990 Act(23) applies in connection with that person’s duties under that section;

(f)by or on behalf of any person to whom the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007(24) apply in connection with that person’s powers under those Regulations; or

(g)for the purposes of research.

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

(a)the total quantity of waste deposited or stored at any one time does not exceed 10 tonnes; and

(b)the waste is not stored for longer than 12 months or such other period as may be ordered in court proceedings.

Disposal by incineration (D6)

6.—(1) The disposal by incineration of the waste described in sub-paragraph (2) in an incinerator where the requirements in sub-paragraph (4) are met.

(2) The waste described in this paragraph is the waste mentioned in Article 2(2)(a)(i) to (viii) of the Waste Incineration Directive, but excluding the waste mentioned in sub-paragraph (vi) (radioactive waste) of that Article.

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

(a)the total quantity of waste stored prior to incineration does not exceed 5 tonnes at any one time; and

(b)the operation is carried on by the person who produced the waste.

(4) The requirements in this sub-paragraph are—

(a)the incinerator has a capacity of less than 50kg per hour and a net rated thermal input of less than 0.4 megawatts; and

(b)where it is used together with other incinerators (whether or not it is operated simultaneously with such other incinerators), the aggregate net rated thermal input of all the incinerators is less than 0.4 megawatts.

Burning waste in the open (D7)

7.—(1) The burning of relevant waste on open land.

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

CodesWaste types
020103, 020107, 200201Plant tissue
030105Sawdust, shavings and cuttings from untreated wood only
030301Waste bark and wood

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

(a)the total quantity of waste burned over any period of 24 hours does not exceed 10 tonnes;

(b)the total quantity of waste stored at any one time does not exceed 20 tonnes; and

(c)no waste is stored for longer than 6 months.

Burning waste at a port under a Plant Health notice (D8)

8.—(1) The burning of relevant waste at a port.

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

CodesWaste types

020103, 020107,

020304, 200201

Plant tissue only
150103, 200138Wood used to wedge or support parts of cargo, including packing material, spacers and pallets only

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

(a)the total quantity of waste burned or stored over any period of 24 hours does not exceed 10 tonnes;

(b)the burning and storage of waste takes place in a secure place at the port where the waste was unloaded; and

(c)the burning is required under a Plant Health notice.

(4) In this paragraph, “port” means a port appointed by order made under section 19 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979(25).

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(26).

(2)

S.I. 2004/2590 to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

(3)

S.I 2006/1344 (W.134) to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

(5)

S.I. 2005/2530 to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

(6)

S.I. 2006/1643 (W.158) to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations

(8)

An asterisk following any such code indicates that the waste is considered as a hazardous waste for the purposes of regulation 6(a) of the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/894) (see regulation 3(6)of the List of Waste (England) Regulations 2005 and the List of Waste (Wales) Regulations 2005). See also regulation 3(7) of those Regulations for the effect of the asterisk where the waste comprises or contains one or more dangerous substances.

(9)

S.I. 2005/895, amended by S.I. 2005/1673.

(12)

PAS 108:2007, Specification for the production of tyre bales for use in construction, ISBN 978 0 580 50349 8.

(14)

Available on the Defra website - http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/waste/producer/electrical/documents/weee-batrrt-guidance.pdf. See paragraphs 22 to 36.

(15)

OJ No L. 273, 10.10.2002, p 1.

(16)

S.I. 2001/3998; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2003/1432, 2005/1653, 2005/3372 and 2007/2154.

(18)

1989 c. 14; section 5 was amended by section 37 of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 (c. 16).

(20)

)S.I. 2006/3289, amended by S.I. 2007/3545; there are other amending instruments but none is relevant.

(21)

)S.I. 2007/871, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

(23)

1990 c. 43; section 34(1) was amended by S.I. 2000/1973 and 2007/3538. Section 34(1A) was inserted by paragraph 1(6) of Schedule 2 to S.I. 2009/1799.

(24)

S.I. 2007/1711, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

(25)

1979 c. 2.

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