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COVID-19 and storing waste at unpermitted sites due to exceeding your storage limits: RPS C17

When you can temporarily store waste at an unpermitted site or exceed registered waste exemption storage limits as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

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This COVID-19 regulatory position statement (RPS) applies if coronavirus restrictions mean you will exceed waste storage capacity on your permitted site, or the storage limits of your registered waste exemption. It temporarily allows you to:

  • store your waste at an unpermitted site that you control
  • exceed the storage limits of your registered waste exemption for a T1 to T32 or S1 and S2 exemption

This COVID-19 RPS does not apply to radioactive waste or to mobile plant.

You must meet the conditions in this COVID-19 RPS.

Before you use this COVID-19 RPS and store waste at an unpermitted site that you control, or above exemption limits, you must email the Environment Agency to get our approval. When we assess whether to approve your request, we will also look at your compliance history.

Published 4 May 2020