The sewage sludge code of practice is for anyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who produces, supplies or uses sewage sludge. Owners or managers of farmland where it is used should also read this guidance.
It helps to make sure that when you produce, supply or use sewage sludge you:
"chromium (mg/kg dry solids)" to list in Test sewage sludge
"The increased permissible PTE concentration in soils of greater than 7.0 apply only to soils containing more than 5% calcium carbonate." to sections PTE limits for arable soil and PTE limits for grassland
Section "When you can use treated sludge" -
changed Cereals, oilseed rape to No restrictions, and Fruit trees to No less than 10 months before harvest
changed Cereals, grass, fodder, sugar beet, oilseed rape, fruit trees to no restrictions
moved soft fruit to restriction "No less than 10 months before harvest if crops are normally in direct contact with soil and may be eaten raw"
Table 'Worked or injected into soil before planting crops' changed:
'Cereals, grass, fodder, sugar beet, oilseed rape, fruit trees.' to 'no restrictions'
Added 'soft fruit' to 'vegetables' with the restriction 'No less than 10 months before planting if crops are normally in direct contact with soil and may be eaten raw.'