Sewage sludge in agriculture: code of practice

Use this code to help you follow the rules when you produce or use sewage sludge in agriculture.

Applies to England, Northern Ireland and Wales



Read this code of practice if you produce sewage sludge, or if you farm, own or manage agricultural land where it’s used.

The code tells you:

  • the benefits and hazards of using sludge in agriculture
  • when and where you’re allowed to use sludge
  • the treatments you can use
  • what tests you must carry out
  • how to protect the environment and avoid public nuisance
Published 23 May 2018