New forms for 2015 AATF / AE Submissions

As you may be aware, not least from previous Wiser Environment news stories, the Environment Agency have changed the forms that are required to apply for Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities (AATF) and Approved Exporters (AE) status for the 2015 compliance period.

We have now received the new application forms from the Environment Agency. The forms are in Excel format and aim to be simpler than the previous form, with the aim being to reissue the existing approval rather than reassess the existing sampling and inspection plan afresh each year. Entirely new applicants still need to apply by using the existing WMP5 application form which can be found on the .GOV website.

Please contact us on 01480 462 232 if you wish to discuss further or would like a copy of the new forms.

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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.