IED extends permitting requirements for waste sites

The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) has extended the permitting requirements for many waste sites making them subject to tighter controls.

Transposed by amendments to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (EPR), the IED has wide reaching effects on various sites and facilities which were previously permitted as waste operations. The amended EPR Regulations identify a number of waste operations that are now considered ‘newly prescribed activities’ and therefore must be permitted as installations.

The Environment Agency (EA) is responsible for ensuring that facilities vary their permits to meet the requirements of the IED. Sites that are potentially covered by the changes should have been contacted by the EA earlier this year.

Wiser Environment has been assisting a number of clients to prepare for this change to the regulations. We have engaged with clients and the EA to establish the strategy on a site specific basis to ensure permits are varied to correctly reflect the activities now deemed as requiring an installation permit.

If you think you are affected by these changes to the EPR regulations 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.