The deposit of waste arising from dredging inland waters or from clearing plant matter from inland waters - paragraph 25 exemption

A paragraph 25 exemption allows the deposit and, treatment by screening or de-watering of waste arising from dredging or from clearing plant matter from inland waters. Guidance and application forms can be found below.

Waste stream(s) permitted

Inland water dredgings or plant matter

Quantity

The total amount of waste deposited along the bank or towpath on any day must not exceed 50 tonnes for each metre of the bank or towpath along which it is deposited.

Location

The deposit of the waste must be along the bank or towpath of the waters where the dredging or clearing takes place; or

Along the bank or towpath of any inland waters so as to result in benefit to agriculture or ecological improvement.

Additional conditions

The deposit of waste does not apply to waste deposited in a container or lagoon.

The deposit of waste arising from dredging or clearing plant matter from inland waters only applies to an establishment or undertaking where the waste deposited is the establishment or undertaking’s own waste.

The treatment by screening or dewatering of the waste must be on the bank or towpath of the waters where either the dredging or clearing takes place or the waste is to be deposited; or

On the bank or towpath of the waters where the dredging or clearing takes place, or at the place where the waste is to be spread, prior to its being spread in accordance with a paragraph 9(1) or (2) exemption; or

In the case of waste from dredging, on the bank or towpath of the waters where the dredging takes place, or at the place where the waste is to be spread, prior to its being spread in accordance with a paragraph 11(1) exemption.

What the legislation says

The full wording of the paragraph 25 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 25 exemption and wish to proceed with the registration please contact:-

Forms and guidance

 

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