You must read our general guidance on exempt waste operations before reading this specific guidance. This will help you to fully understand the steps you must take to ensure you comply with the exempt waste operation(s) you want to register. You can read our general guidance at the link below:
Summary of exemption
This web page contains a brief summary of the exemption so you can see if it is applicable to you. There is a link to the full guidance document at the bottom of this page.
What is the purpose of this exemption?
To allow certain wastes to be spread on agricultural land to improve or maintain soils instead of manufactured fertilisers or virgin materials such as quarried lime.
What types of activities can I do?
- spread listed wastes on agricultural land to improve or maintain the physical, chemical and biological properties of the soil.
- spread listed wastes on agricultural land to support crop growth.
For example you can:
- spread digestate produced in an Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant operated under either a T24 or T25 exemption as an alternative to using inorganic fertiliser.
- add chalk to soil as a liming agent to improve soils which require lime to support particular crops.
A full list of the wastes that may be spread under this exemption with the quantities you can spread are in the full guidance document (see link at the bottom of the page).
You can spread waste on non-agricultural land under exemption U11:
There are other exemptions which allow you to spread waste on land where they will be beneficial to the soil:
Registration of this exemption
Once you have read and understood the full guidance, please go to the following page to register:
Read the full guidance for this exemption
Please read the document below for the full guidance on this exemption: