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 the treatment of food and other biodegradable wastes by anaerobic digestion to produce a digestate which can be used for providing benefit to land. The gas produced must be used for generating energy.
What types of activities can I do?
Example activities include:
- A business or organisation such as a hotel, prison or hospital wants to set up a small anaerobic digestion plant for their kitchen waste with a view to using the digestate on the gardens and using the resulting biogas to generate electricity.
You can treat waste by aerobic composting under exemption T23:
You can treat waste by anaerobic digestion at premises used for agriculture under exemption T24:
You can spread the digestate you have produced under exemptions U10 and 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 T25: