Waste Matters - The Legal Hierarchy Attributable to Waste and What Companies Need to Know
13 February 2017
In Northern Ireland, any dealings with waste material are controlled by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) under management licences. Certain activities which ‘recover’ waste are exempt from licensing if they meet the requirements of Regulation 17 of the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (NI) 2003.
A similar concept applies in England and Wales. In that jurisdiction if waste activities are seen as waste recovery, an exemption or ‘standard rules’ permit will be granted. However, if waste activities are found to simply dispose of waste, a special ‘bespoke rules’ permit will be granted which is more expensive and subject to heightened regulation. Read More