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?
This exemption allows you to compost small volumes of vegetation, cardboard and food wastes to produce a compost that can be spread on land to provide benefit. This could be in the form of adding nutrients or to improve structure of the soil. You can also treat the waste, before you compost it, by chipping or similar activities.
What types of activities can I do?
Example activities include:
- A school wants to compost kitchen and garden waste in their grounds.
- An allotment association wants to compost their old plants and trimmings.
- A community composting group wants to bring locally produced vegetable peelings and garden waste to a central point for composting prior to use back in local gardens.
You can treat waste by anaerobic digestion at premises used for agriculture under exemption T24:
You can treat waste by anaerobic digestion at any other premises under exemption T25:
You can spread the compost you have produced under exemptions U10 or U11:
How to register 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: