The waste exemption system has changed.
If you have old exemptions registered for your farm you must register in the new system by 30 September 2013. We advise you register your new exemptions now.
Before you register read our guidance which will tell you:
- what activities you can carry out under the exemptions
- how the old exemptions map across to the new ones
Register your exemptions online
You will need the following information:
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What you need to do to comply
Most activities involving the storage, recycling and disposal of farm wastes can be registered as exempt from the need to have an environmental permit. There are approximately 60 waste exemptions although not all are relevant to farmers. Some exemptions will be relevant to farmers for example:
- the anaerobic digestion of manures and slurry
- composting vegetation waste
- using rubble from a demolished farm building in the foundations of a new barn or shed
You will need to register your exemption with the us before you carry out your waste activity. Exemptions are free of charge to register.
If you can’t comply with the conditions and limits and want to carry on the waste operation you will need a permit authorising the activity.
If you need any help contact us on 0845 603 3113