index of exemptions

The following index is a complete list of all exemptions included in the The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.

The ones that we think have most relevance to Community Composters are underlined - click on the links to find more information on these exemptions. General guidance on other exemptions can be found on the Environmental Agency website.

Uses of Waste

U1 – Use of waste in construction

U2 – Use of baled end-of-life tyres in construction

U3 – Use of waste in the construction of entertainment or educational facilities

U4 – Burning of waste as a fuel in a small appliance

U5 – Use of waste derived biodiesel as fuel (external link to EA guidance)

U6 – Use of sludge for the purposes of re-seeding a waste water treatment plant

U7 – Use of effluent to clean a highway gravel bed

U8 – Use of waste for a specified purpose  This exemption allows use of shredded paper and cardboard as animal bedding (external link to EA guidance)

U9 – Use of waste to manufacture finished goods

U10 - Spreading waste on agricultural land to confer benefit

U11 – Spreading waste on non-agricultural land to confer benefit

U12 – Use of mulch This exemption allows landscapers and farmers to spread mulch as a protective covering onto land around trees, bushes, or plants (external link to EA guidance)

U13 – Spreading of plant matter to confer benefit This exemption allows for the spreading of cut plants at the place of production (external link to EA guidance)

U14 – Incorporation of ash into soil only ash from burnt crops and vegetation (external link to EA guidance)

U15 – Spreading of ash from the incineration of pig and poultry ash

U16 – Use of depolluted end-of-life vehicles

Treatment of Waste

T1  - Cleaning, washing, spraying or coating relevant waste

T2  - Recovery of textiles

T3 – Treatment of waste metals and metal alloys by heating for the purposes of removing grease etc.

T4 – Preparatory treatments (baling, sorting, shredding etc)

T5 – Screening and blending of waste

T6 – Treatment of waste wood and plant matter by chipping, shredding, cutting or pulverising

T7 – Treatment of waste bricks, tiles and concrete by crushing, grinding or reducing in size

T8 – Mechanical treatment of end-of-life vehicles

T9 – Recovery of scrap metal

T10 – Sorting mixed waste

T11 – Repair or refurbishment of WEEE

T12 – Manual treatment of waste This exemption allows for waste to be sorted, repaired or refurbished  for reuse  or recovery (external link to EA guidance)

T13 – Treatment of waste food This exemption allows for waste food to be unwrapped, decanted and sorted (external link to EA guidance)

T14 – Crushing and emptying waste vehicle oil filters

T15 – Treatment of waste aerosol cans

T16 – Treatment of waste toner cartridges by sorting, dismantling, cleaning or refilling

T17 – Crushing waste fluorescent tubes

T18 – Dewatering using flocculants

T19 – Physical treatment of waste edible oil and fat to produce biodiesel This exemption allows for the physical treatment of chip fat to make biodiesel (external link to EA guidance)

T20 – Treatment of waste at a waste water treatment works

T21 – Recovery of waste at a waste water treatment works

T22 – Treatment of Animal By-Products waste at a collection centre (external link to EA guidance)

T23 – Aerobic Composting and associated prior treatment

T24 – Anaerobic Digestion at premises used for agriculture and burning of resultant biogas

T25 – Anaerobic Digestion at premises not used for agriculture and burning of resultant biogas

T26 – Treatment of kitchen waste in a wormery

T27 – Treatment of sheep dip for disposal

T28 – Sorting and de-naturing of controlled drugs for disposal

T29 – Treatment of non-hazardous pesticide washings by carbon filtration for disposal

T30 – Recovery of silver

T31 – Recovery of monopropylene glycol from aircraft antifreeze fluids

T32 – Treatment of waste in a biobed or biofilter

(only refers to non-hazardous pesticide washings)

T33 – Recovery of central heating oil by filtration

Disposal of waste

D1 – Deposit of waste from dredging of inland waters

D2 – Deposit of waste from a railway sanitary convenience

D3 – Deposit of waste from a portable sanitary convenience

D4 – Deposit of agricultural waste consisting of waste consisting of plant tissue under  Plant Health notice*

D5 – Depositing samples of waste for the purposes of testing or analysing them

D6 – Disposal by incineration

D7 – Burning waste in the open

D8 – Burning waste at a port under a Plant Health notice

Storage of waste

S1 – Storage of waste in secure containers

S2 – Storage of waste in a secure place

S3 – Storage of sludge

Last Updated on Monday, 23 August 2010 08:26