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Guidance for the animal by-product industry

A collection of guides for anyone working with animal by-products (ABPs), including how to process, transport, store and dispose of them.

Guidance that applies to everyone in the industry

Anyone working with ABPs should read this guide, which explains regulations that apply across the industry.

  1. Animal by-product categories, site approval, hygiene and disposal

    • Detailed guide

Transport, storage, handling and incineration

  1. Transporting animal by-products

    • Detailed guide
  2. Handling and storing animal by-products

    • Detailed guide
  3. Animal by-products: how to burn them at an incinerator site

    • Detailed guide
  4. Collecting and treating animal by-products at collection centres

    • Detailed guide

Using ABPs to make compost and biogas, or in a compost heap

  1. Using animal by-products at compost and biogas sites

    • Detailed guide
  2. Using animal material in home, work or community compost heaps

    • Detailed guide

Using ABPs to make fertiliser and applying them as fertilisers

  1. Making fertiliser from processed animal by-products (ABPs)

    • Detailed guide
  2. Animal by-products that can be spread on land without processing

    • Detailed guide
  3. How to use, store or move manure, guano and digestive tract content

    • Detailed guide
  4. Processing manure for sale as fertiliser in the EU

    • Detailed guide
  5. Using fertilisers made from processed animal by-products on farms

    • Detailed guide

Feeding animals ABPs

  1. Using animal by-products to feed carnivores

    • Detailed guide
  2. Supplying and using animal by-products as farm animal feed

    • Detailed guide
  3. Using animal by-products to make pet food

    • Detailed guide

Using milk as farm animal feed or disposing of it

  1. Using leftover milk and milk products as farm animal feed

    • Detailed guide
  2. Feeding milk and milk products to farm animals on your farm

    • Detailed guide
  3. How to dispose of milk from your farm or dairy

    • Detailed guide

Testing ABP material for bacteria

  1. Laboratory testing requirements for animal by-products (ABPs)

    • Detailed guide

Forms

Application forms to carry out various activities related to animal by-products. You only need to complete an application form if it’s listed as a requirement in a guide. The guide will include a link to the relevant form.

  1. Biodiesel producers: application to use animal fat or cooking oil

    • Form
  2. Handling and storage plants for animal by-products: application

    • Form
  3. Incineration of animal by-products: approval application

    • Form
  4. Zoo animal feed: application to use animal by-products

    • Form
  5. Sites that use animal by-products: registration form

    • Form
  6. Pet food factory: approval application

    • Form
  7. Animal by-product processing facility: approval application

    • Form
  8. Pasteurisation of animal by-products and catering waste: approval application

    • Form
  9. Using animal by-products in compost or biogas: approval application

    • Form
  10. Burning poultry manure at your farm: application for approval

    • Form