Environment Agency Waste Permit

Paul Downing

As a waste business running a waste transfer station you will need to apply for an Environment Agency waste permit in order to operate legally.

The Environment Agency waste permit will need to be scoped with the EA and a number of separate surveys completed. You may be eligible to apply for a standard rules permit or you may need to apply for a bespoke permit to meet your particular circumstances.

All waste permit applications now have to include a fire prevention plan as standard if you plan to store or sort combustible waste, this can be time consuming and complex to complete given the current guidelines.

If you are looking to apply for, vary or surrender an environmental permit for your waste business, then we can help you complete the surveys required and provide advice on how best to go about the application process.

Paul Downing & Associates have been working in the environmental consultancy sector for over 25 years and can provide all of the services required for a “duly made” application to the EA including;

Fire Prevention Plans | Site Condition Reports | Environmental Management Systems | Ecology Surveys | Dust Management Plans

The number and type of surveys can vary from business depending on your physical location (next to a SSSI?) or the types of operations that you want to conduct e.g. crushing, screening, baling, compacting and your previous history with the local authority and the Environment Agency.

A bespoke Environment Agency waste permit will be more time consuming to put together than a standard rules permit and in addition the bespoke permit will be advertised to statutory consultees, similar to planning applications and there is the potential for additional surveys to be completed in order to satisfy any concerns that residential neighbours or local business may have over your proposed operations.

Contact us today for an informal discussion on how we can best help you apply.





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