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Environmental permits: low risk waste positions

Low risk waste activities that the Environment Agency has agreed do not need a permit.

The Environment Agency is not currently enforcing the need for an environmental permit in specific cases for some activities.

These low risk waste positions (LRWPs) explain when you do not need to apply for an environmental permit for those activities.

The Environment Agency will review these LRWPs regularly. If it amends or withdraws a LRWP you can carry on doing the activity for 3 months from the date it’s amended or withdrawn.

Please check back regularly.

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Low risk waste positions

  1. Low risk waste positions: animals and animal waste
  2. Low risk waste positions: construction, demolition and dredging waste, aggregates and soils
  3. Low risk waste positions: effluent and sludge
  4. Low risk waste positions: electrical equipment, including constituent parts and accessories
  5. Low risk waste position: food from retailers and producers, including former foodstuffs
  6. Low risk waste positions: furniture and household items
  7. Low risk waste positions: industrial waste
  8. Low risk waste positions: landspreading
  9. Low risk waste position: manure
  10. Low risk waste positions: miscellaneous
  11. Low risk waste positions: paint
  12. Low risk waste positions: road sweepings
  13. Low risk waste positions: storage
  14. Low risk waste positions: transport, vehicles, vehicle parts and metal
  15. Low risk waste positions: tyres, rubber and plastic
  16. Low risk waste positions: wood and plant matter
Published 20 August 2019