Information and advice relating to waste incineration. This sector includes the incineration of municipal waste, hazardous waste, clinical waste and sewage sludge.
The new Environmental Permitting Regulations, which were introduced on 6 April 2008, combine Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) and Waste Management Licensing (WML) regulations. If you already had a PPC permit or a Waste Management Licence, it automatically became an Environmental Permit from 6 April 2008.
Find out if you need an environmental permit for your facility and how to apply:
- Environmental permitting for waste incineration activities
The 'End of Waste' test
Find out when a waste can cease to be regarded as a waste.
Energy from waste
Find out more about energy from waste facilities as an alternative to landfill.