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Environmental permitting: changes to landfill permits

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Seeking views on our proposed plan to remove derogations from landfill permits over the next 2 years.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our plans to remove waste acceptance derogations for hazardous waste from landfill permits. These derogations allowed landfill disposal of hazardous wastes while treatment or better disposal routes were developed. We think that we are approaching the point where many of these derogations are no longer necessary and would like your views on our plans to phase them out.

We will vary landfill permits to remove derogations for hazardous waste in early 2014 and to set an ‘expiry date’ for the remaining derogations. This change may affect a wide range of businesses, so we want to ensure that all have an opportunity to express their views.

We will use consultation responses to inform:

  • our final timetable for removing the remaining derogations
  • to assess the effect of our proposals
  • to finalise our business engagement assessment


Phasing out waste acceptance derogations at landfill sites for hazardous waste: consultation document

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Published 14 February 2014
Last updated 18 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. The Environment Agency online consultation tool has changed so the consultation document has been republished directly onto GOV.UK.
  2. First published.