Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Landfill sites and the waste sent to them are tightly regulated by environmental legislation. This sets out the standards that operators must meet to prevent pollution, for example to stop chemicals (leachate) leaking into surrounding land or water. You must ensure that certain wastes are not sent to landfill and that specific criteria and procedures are met before waste is landfilled.
You must have a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit to operate a landfill site. This will control your environmental impact through conditions that you must comply with.
This guide provides information on waste that cannot be landfilled and how waste is accepted at landfills, including waste acceptance criteria and procedures. It also covers key issues relating to PPC permits, dealing with problematic waste streams, how the Landfill Tax affects landfill operators and designing and monitoring landfill facilities.
Before you start operating a landfill site, you must have a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit
There are certain types of waste that you cannot accept at your landfill.
Read about the types of waste that can be accepted at a landfill site
Landfill engineering includes the design and construction of a landfill facility
Landfill Tax is a tax on waste that is disposed of at any landfill site
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
The NetRegs team at SEPA, in partnership with The Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs. More are coming! Check the available topics
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