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Under the Waste Management  Licencing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 some waste activities can be carried out without a Waste Management Licence if they meet the requirements detailed in Regulation 17 of the above regulations. Although an activity may be exempt from requiring a WML, it must be successfully registered with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) to allow these activities to be carried out legally.

O’Sullivan Macfarlane have extensive experience in carrying out licencing exemptions throughout Northern Ireland.

Waste Management Licence Exemptions available in Northern Ireland Include:-

  1. Paragraph 13 – Composting and storage of biodegradable waste;
  2. Paragraph 10 – The Spreading, or Storage and Spreading of sludge on land which is not land used for agriculture, within the meaning of the 1990 Regulations;
  3. Paragraph 51 – The Crushing of Waste Gas Discharge Lamps;
  4. Paragraph 15 – The Manufacture of Finished Goods from Waste Metal, Plastic, Glass, Ceramics, Rubber, Textiles, Wood, Paper or Cardboard;
  5. Paragraph 52 – The Secure Storage of Waste Batteries or Accumulators;
  6. Paragraph 45 – Recovery of Scrap Metal or Dismantling of Depolluted End-of-Life Vehicles;
  7. Paragraph 11 – Spreading Waste for the Purpose of Reclamation, Restoration or Improvement of Land which has been subject to industrial/man made development;
  8. Paragraph 9 – Waste Treatment on Land where such Treatment results in Benefit to Agriculture or Ecological Improvement;
  9. Paragraph 50 – The Secure Storage of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE);
  10. Paragraph 15 – The Manufacture of Finished Goods from Waste Metal, Plastic, Glass, Ceramics, Rubber, Textiles, Wood, Paper or Cardboard;
  11. Paragraph 14 – The Manufacture of Products from Waste, the Treatment of Waste Soil or Rock which is to be Spread on Land under Paragraph 9 or 11;
  12. Paragraph 10 – The Storage of Sludge to be Spread under The Sludge (use in Agriculture) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1990;
  13. Paragraph 19 – Use and/or Storage of Waste for the purpose of Construction, Maintenance or Improvement of Relevant Work;
  14. Paragraph 49 – The Repair, Refurbishment, and Storage of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

We work in close partnership with our clients and develop practical, cost effective sustainable solutions in all areas of waste management- contact us for more information.