Please note that the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 introduce a new permitting and waste exemptions regime and apply to new activities and to activities already regulated by permits. For existing exempt activities, transitional provisions apply.
The new exemptions regime uses the waste codes to refer to the suitable types of waste for each exemption. Relevant waste codes have been used throughout the tool, which provides information on when an activity is exempt and when it requires a permit. Please refer to the List of Waste (England) Regulations 2005 as amended and to the List of Waste (Wales) Regulations 2005 for the types of waste corresponding to each code, but consider that in some cases the exemptions will specify and apply only to a subgroup of the waste specified by the codes.
To use the Tool
Please consult the User Guide for guidance on the WMR Step by Step Tool.
The tool has been developed from the original work carried out for CIRIA's Construction Waste and Resources website.
The Waste Management Regulation module aims to provide the users with summary information on the key aspects of the Regulations on waste for England. The information, which is derived from legislation and regulations in force at the time of writing, is of a general nature only and not intended to be relied upon in specific cases.
Individuals and organisations proposing to undertake the activities described in this module should seek and rely upon appropriate expert advice and the opinion of the Environmental Regulator on specific issues.
The information presented in this module is correct as at April 2010.