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Low risk waste: activities that do not need a permit

Low risk waste management activities that do not need an environmental permit.

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Low risk waste: activities that do not need a permit

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This guidance shows the Environment Agency’s regulatory position on low risk waste activities.

The Environment Agency is not currently enforcing the need for an environmental permit for the activities listed in this guidance. The activity must be a recycling or recovery activity or involve disposal of waste at the site of production.

The Environment Agency may amend or revoke the activities listed in this guidance at any time. You must check that the low risk position you are benefiting from is still in place.

Published 13 February 2013
Last updated 6 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. The Environment Agency has added the following low risk waste (LRW) position to the list of LRW activities that do not need an environmental permit: LRW 555 Temporary storage of waste sheep dip (waste code 02 01 09) at a place controlled by the producer of the waste, pending collection for treatment or disposal.
  2. New low risk position on washing food grade intermediate bulk containers added to document LIT 7782.
  3. Guidance on low risk waste activities: Appendix A has been updated.
  4. An updated list of activities, February 2015.
  5. New activities have been added.
  6. First published.