The crushing, grinding or other size reduction of waste bricks, tiles or concrete - paragraph 24 exemption

The paragraph 24 exemption allows the crushing, grinding, or other size reduction of waste bricks, tiles and concrete, under a permit granted under the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003. Guidance and application forms can be found below.

Waste stream(s) permitted

  • Bricks
  • Tiles
  • Concrete

Quantity

No more than 20,000 tonnes of waste can be stored prior to size reduction at any one time.

Storage and location

Waste must be stored at the place where the activity is to take place.

Additional conditions

Where the activtiy is carried on otherwise than at the place where the waste is produced it must be carried on with a view to recovery or reuse of the waste.

For new and current applications the operation must be permitted under a permit granted under the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 (PPC Regs), to the extent that it is or forms part of an activity within paragraph (a) of Part B or paragraph (b) of Part C of section 3.5 (other mineral activities) of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the 2003 Regulations.

Part B processes are authorised by the Industrial Pollution and Radiochemical Inspectorate of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

Part C processes are authorised by the local District Council. You must apply to your local district council.

The relevant PPC permit must be submitted with the Paragraph 24 exemption application

What the legislation says

The full wording of the paragraph 24 exemption can be found in Schedule 2 of the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003. 

Relevant Objectives in relation to the disposal or recovery of waste are given in paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 to the Regulations.

If you think that you can meet the requirements of the paragraph 24 exemption and wish to proceed with the registration please contact:-

Forms and guidance

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