Guidance

Burial of rodents poisoned on farmland

If you comply with the requirements in this regulatory position statement (RPS) you can bury rodents poisoned on farmland.

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It was a regulatory position statement produced in response to a query by farming when the agricultural waste regulations were introduced in 2008. As these regs have now been in place for 6 years this should now be well understood and part of day to day understanding.

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The burial of rodents poisoned on farmland: RPS 014

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The bodies of vermin poisoned by routine baiting should be disposed of without delay to prevent contact with other wildlife. The Environment Agency originally agreed that farmers and gamekeepers could dispose of the bodies on site. We have now extended this position to include individuals acting as pest controllers and small pest control businesses.

Published 27 March 2014