Deadline approaches for recyclers wishing to continue accepting CATs

The deadline is fast approaching for metal recyclers wishing to continue to accept catalytic converters to obtain a new permit that covers the relevant waste code following the reclassification of catalytic converters las year.

Catalytic converters that contain, or may contain refractory ceramic fibre (RCF) matting are now classified as hazardous waste. Businesses disposing of catalytic converters must use the list of waste code 16 01 21* on consignment notes and waste returns.

If your permit doesn’t allow you to accept waste with the list of waste code 16 01 21* you must apply to vary your permit if you want to continue to accept catalytic converters.

The Environment Agency has issued a temporary RPS (RPS200) to facilitate this. The RPS will end on 31st August 2017 and you must apply to vary your permit by this date.

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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.