The purpose of this consultation is to get stakeholder views on our proposed new guidance. The guidance sets out appropriate measures for permitted facilities that take non-hazardous and inert waste for treatment or transfer.
We will review the responses to the consultation and use them to revise the proposed guidance. We will publish the revised guidance on GOV.UK. We have published similar guidance for the healthcare waste sector, and will also be publishing guidance for other waste sectors, for example biowaste and hazardous chemicals.
We have produced this guidance to improve the design and operation of permitted facilities in the non-hazardous and inert waste sector. We want to make sure that standards are clear, consistent and enforceable.
The guidance will apply to existing and new facilities like:
- household waste recycling centres
- waste transfer stations
- materials recycling facilities
- sites producing soil and aggregates
Existing facilities will be given time to implement the new standards.
Unless specifically stated, the guidance will apply to all permitted waste management facilities in the sector, whether operating under an installation or waste operation permit.