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Disposing of waste from clearing blocked sewers: RPS 7

When you can dispose of waste from clearing blocked sewers back into the same sewer network without an environmental permit for a waste operation.

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If you follow the conditions in this regulatory position statement (RPS) you can dispose of waste from clearing blocked sewers back into the same sewer network it came from without an environmental permit for a waste operation.

Published 27 March 2014
Last updated 11 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. We've removed the content about septic tank and cesspool sludge because these wastes are excluded under the controlled waste regulations. Sewage sludge and septic tank sludge are not covered by waste regulations if they're taken to sewage treatment works into the waste water part of the treatment process.
  2. First published.