Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
You must not send certain wastes to landfill including:
You can only dispose of low-level radioactive waste in landfill. If you are not sure whether a substance or object is classed as low-level radioactive, contact your environmental regulator.
You must check that any landfill site receiving your waste has a pollution prevention and control permit and is allowed to receive your type of waste.
Treating waste reduces the impact it has on the environment and encourages recovery and recycling. Treatment is a physical, thermal (eg incineration), chemical or biological (eg composting) process, which changes the characteristics of the waste.
All waste must be treated before you send it to landfill, except:
You can either treat waste yourself, or ensure that a later holder of the waste will treat it before it is sent to landfill.
The most effective way of reducing the cost of sending waste to landfill is to reduce the amount of waste you produce.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
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