Closed consultation

Environmental permitting: material recovery facilities charges

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Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Seeking views on charges for work in monitoring and enforcing standards in material recovery facilities and to fund the Definition of Waste Panel.


Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our plans to introduce charges for material recovery facilities. We are also seeking views on charges for use of the Definition of Waste panel advisory facility.

From October 2014 there will be mandatory sampling and reporting for qualifying material recovery facilities. These charges will allow the Environment Agency to recover costs in enforcing these new requirements.

The Environment Agency has set up an advisory panel (Definition of Waste Panel) which provides consistent, expert advice on the definition of waste. We are proposing to introduce an hourly charge for those that use this service. The charges will be capped at a maximum of £5000.