The EA is now offering a definition of waste opinion service for operators who need support with assessing if a material has reached an ‘end of waste’ or by-product status. Alongside an interim review fee of £900, the EA charges £125 + VAT ph for this service.
The EA has published new guidance on the definition of waste and a tool to help sites check the status of their material. The tests provided help to distinguish whether a material ‘is waste’, ‘was never waste’ or ‘has stopped being waste’
By working alongside waste transfer station operators, we understand that the EA has upped its focus on the correct classification of trommel fines during site inspections. Before sites can send their fines to landfill, they need to demonstrate that the waste is non-hazardous.
To help sites classify their waste we have designed a robust approach to sampling and testing of the waste according to the principles of WM3. Our testing plan was recently successful for Waste Transfer Station in North London.
Get in touch if you need waste classification support.
The EA has completed their consultation for their ‘Appropriate Measures for the Biological Treatment of Waste’ guidance. The consultation ran over a 6-week period between the 10th of July and the 21st of August 2020.
Overall, the guidance received a mixed response. With stakeholders voicing concern that it adopts a one-size-fits-all approach.
EA has published the results from their Metal shredders: appropriate measures for permitted facilities consultation. Both the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) and Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) responded.
After considering the consultation responses the EA received, they are now finalising the Appropriate Measures guidance document and will be publishing this shortly.
This year’s Cycle To Work Day is on Thursday the 5th of August.
We encourage everyone to get on their bikes and get involved.
The Wood Recyclers Association and EA have published updated guidance and regulatory position statements.
Aimed at helping waste producers and operators to better understand their industry, the WRA’s guidance covers how to handle and process all items of waste wood and ensure it ends up in the right end market.
The EA has published new noise guidance has been published today. The guidance will help waste sites apply for, vary and comply with their permits.
The guidance covers:
– how the EA will assess noise from certain industrial processes
– what the law says permit holders must do to manage noise and vibration
– advice on how to manage noise with noise impact assessments and noise management plans
The National Planning Policy Framework – which outlines the Government’s planning policies for England – has been updated.
The NPPF now has an increased focus on beauty, place-making, the environment, sustainable development and underlines the importance of local design codes.
These changes coincide with the Publication of the National Model Design Code. The NMDC is a toolkit that helps communities to shape their local design needs.
Overall, the Government now places greater emphasis on quality and design in the planning system.
The EA has informed site operators, who run their site under a permit granted before 2008, that they must now adhere to Management System conditions. These include condition A which requires operators to run their sites in accordance with a written management system that identifies and minimises risks of pollution.