Transition period ends for catalytic convertor processors

The transition period for processors of catalytic converter processors to apply for the appropriate environmental permit that allows them to process hazardous waste comes to an end on 30th May 2016.

keramik-kats2_blaufilter_v01_01_bjb_reduziert_cmykSince the announcement in March 2016 that catalytic converters which contain (or may contain) support mats made of refractory ceramic fibre (RCF) are to be classified as hazardous waste under the code 16 01 21*, sites previously storing or processing catalytic converters under a low risk waste positon have had a three-month grace period in order to apply for the appropriate environmental permit.

Wiser Environment has been working with companies in the catalytic convertor supply chain to help them adapt to these changes. The short timescales for transition and the absence of clear guidance have presented some challenges, as has the lack of awareness of the changes.

From 30th May 2016, companies that process catalytic converters and don’t have the relevant environmental permit will be required to cease operations.

If you think your business may be impacted by these changes, please give us a call on 01480 462232 or email We would be happy to help you understand what your business needs to do to comply.

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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.