Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Material that you remove from an excavation will not normally be regarded as waste if:
In such cases the material would not be subject, at that point in time, to:
If the material you excavate is only fit for use if it is encapsulated, it is likely that this will be regarded as a landfilling activity and may require a permit.
Diluting or mixing contaminated material with non-contaminated material on site is not permitted. If in doubt, you should consult with your local environmental regulator.
The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has produced detailed guidance for the construction sector. This is free to download.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
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