Waste types and controls—waste incineration
Produced in partnership with Angus Evers of Shoosmiths
Waste types and controls—waste incineration

The following Environment practice note produced in partnership with Angus Evers of Shoosmiths provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Waste types and controls—waste incineration
  • Industrial Emissions Directive
  • Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
  • What is waste incineration?
  • Who regulates waste incineration?
  • How is waste incineration regulated?
  • Waste installations
  • Waste operations
  • Small waste incineration plants
  • Exempt waste operations
  • More...

Waste types and controls—waste incineration

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Environment Agency (EA) has published a series of temporary COVID-19 Regulatory Position Statements (RPSs) to minimise risks to the environment and human health where compliance with certain regulatory requirements is not possible due to COVID-19. COVID-19 RPSs have been issued in several sectors including waste management, water industry and agriculture. If the conditions of the COVID RPS are complied with, the EA will not normally take enforcement action. For more information on COVID-19 RPSs, see Q&A: What does coronavirus (COVID-19) mean for environmental compliance in areas such as environmental permitting?

Industrial Emissions Directive

The Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (IED), which deals with the control of emissions from industrial activities, is implemented in the UK through the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR 2016), SI 2016/1154, Sch 20, as amended by the Waste (Circular Economy) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/904. EPR 2016, SI 2016/1154 came into force on 1 January 2017.

EPR 2016, SI 2016/1154 consolidate and revoke the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (EPR 2010), SI 2010/675. EPR 2016, SI 2016/1154 is the principal legislation governing the environmental permitting and compliance regime which applies to various activities and industries. All offences occurring on or after 1 January 2017 will be prosecuted under EPR 2016, SI 2016/1154.

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Domestic legislation

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