Changes to WEEE AATF Applications for 2015

There have been major changes to the Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) application process which were communicated through the Environment Agency’s ‘Introduction to PRSD’ at the end of July.

Previously, applications for the next year’s compliance period were required to be made prior to 30th September to ensure that the AATF permission was obtained in time to start issuing evidence on 1st January. This is no longer the case and applications for the 2015 compliance period now need to be made before the 1st November 2014 via the Producer Responsibility and Shipment Database.

This system will be online on the 15 October 2014 giving applicants two and a half weeks to upload their applications. The same system is been rolled out in Wales and the deadlines are the same. This information has yet to be published on the government website but can be found in the Introduction to PRSD PDF.

If you think you are affected by these changes and would like assistance, please contact us on 01480 462 232.

 

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Accreditations

Fernbrook Bio achieves recertification to PAS110 & Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

Congratulations to Fernbrook Bio for achieving recertification to PAS110 and Biofertiliser Certification Scheme!

Despite all the recent external pressures, Fernbrook Bio has successfully maintained a high-quality standard throughout. This fantastic achievement demonstrates how successful our 14-year strong collaborative partnership has been. We look forward to tackling the next challenge together.

End of halogen light bulbs

From this September, the UK Government is set to ban the sale of halogen light bulbs – with fluorescent light bulbs to follow suit.

We offer a complete collection and recycling service – so, get in touch if you have any unwanted lights, light fittings or bulbs.

The EA has updated its odour management plan guidance

The EA has updated its odour management plan guidance. Overall, the guidance outlines how operators must control and monitor emissions from their activities that may cause pollution.

Changes include clarifications regarding when the EA will want an odour management plan. They may request one during pre-application, determination, variation or at any point during the lifetime of your permit.

Also, Materials recycling and handle odorous inputs or reject streams and Intensive Farming have been added to the list of Activities that require an odour management plan.