Waste exemption: NWFD 2 temporary storage at the place of production

This exemption allows you to temporarily store any waste at the place of production before it’s collected.

There are some exemptions which don’t need to be registered. These are called Non Waste Framework Directive (NWFD) exemptions. These relate to the process of gathering waste together and storing it at the place where it’s produced.

Although you don’t have to register this exemption, you must still comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption.

Types of activity you can carry out

You can:

  • only store waste in a secure place at the place of production
  • carry out some treatments on the waste to help with storage and collection

These treatments are only to make waste you have produced easier to store and collect for recovery or disposal somewhere else.

The treatments must not result in a change in the characteristics of the waste. Treatment must be purely to help with transport of collection of different wastes. Examples of such treatments include:

  • compacting paper and cardboard to increase the amount of waste that can be stored within a container
  • shredding confidential papers for security purposes
  • separating recyclables such as paper, card, plastic and glass from mixed wastes into separate containers

Types of activity you can’t carry out

You can’t store waste at your site if it was produced somewhere else.

Types of waste you can store

Any waste can be temporarily stored at the place of production before it’s collected.

Main conditions

The waste must:

  • be stored in a secure place
  • not be stored for longer than 12 months
Published 28 April 2014