Changing requirements for hazardous waste producers

From 1st April 2016, hazardous waste producers in England will no longer be required to register with the Environment Agency.

Currently those premises where 500kg or more of hazardous waste is produced, collected or removed from, they are required to register with the Environment Agency. From 1st April, there will no longer be a requirement to register in England. Those in Wales will still need to register with Natural Resources Wales. The change is part of Government’s challenge to cut red tape for businesses.

To support this change, the unique consignment note code format will also change from 1st April 2016 for all quantities of hazardous waste. The format of current consignment notes will no longer be acceptable.

For further information, see the Environment Agency’s documents: Changes to Premises Registration and the Consignment Note Number format and FAQs_160107_FINALv2.

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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.