Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
With the cost of goods and materials rising, using resources efficiently and reducing your business' waste makes good financial sense. It's also better for the environment.
The cost of sending waste to landfill is increasing, and so are the restrictions on what you can send. You can face penalties if you do not handle waste appropriately or have the right paperwork before it leaves your premises.
You can save money and make your business more efficient by focusing on how you reduce, reuse, recycle or recover your business waste, and how you deal with the waste that remains.
This guide explains your main options for dealing with your business waste and identifies some of the key areas you could focus on.
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Your business can gain a number of benefits from reducing, reusing, recovering and recycling waste.
Guidance on how to choose the best waste management option for your business: Choosing a waste management option
Guidance on treating and composting biodegradable waste for your business
Guidance on how your business can recover energy and produce fuel from waste
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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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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