Wednesday 25 August 2010

Waste storage at place of production

The storage and treatment (eg shredding or compaction) of waste at the place of production has been clarified.
You no longer have to be registered as being exempt if:
  • You only store waste at the place where it is produced,
  • You don't bring waste from lots of different sites back to one site,
  • You store waste for less than 12 months

You must store the waste in a secure place (ie ensure that waste cannot be windblown, etc.)

You may also carry out "ancillary treatment" including:
  • Compaction of paper and cardboard stored within a container,
  • Shredding confidential papers for crushing,
  • Compacting large items, or
  • Separating recyclables.

More information on this is available from the Environment Agency via this link.

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