Are you ready for the waste exemption changes?
New regulations changing waste exemptions were introduced on 6 April 2010. They affect the types of waste operation that are exempt and the rules which control them.
The information below will help you find out about the regulations that control waste exemptions and what types of waste operation are listed as exempt.
Registration of all but one of the exemptions is free and lasts for three years. To continue operating for longer than this you will need to renew your registration
How do I find out if my waste operation is exempt?
Step 1 – Decide, using the guide below, what category your waste operation falls into. Make sure you have also read and understood the important information under ‘Before you register’.
Step 2 – Use the links under waste exemption categories to find a list of operations which fall under each category. These are all listed by number and have a one line description.
Step 3 – If the short description matches what you want to do, click on that exemption to find a full description and our guidance.
Step 4 – Use the guidance and description to help you decide if the exemption covers what you want to do. Check the details carefully. You need to be sure that you can always work within the limits and conditions and you will not cause pollution, nuisance or harm to human health.
Step 5 - Follow the steps to Register your new waste exemption. We will provide confirmation of your registration after which you may start straight away. You can register several different exemptions at one place. Make sure you read the guidance on ‘place’ below.
Click here for the exemption table and when the changes are going to happen.
There are four main Waste exemption categories
See net Regs for full details: