Category Archives: News

Correct classification of trommel fines

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.

EA has published the results from their Metal shredders: appropriate measures for permitted facilities consultation

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.

New noise and vibration management guidance

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

Updates to the National Planning Policy Framework

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.