The discharge of sanitary waste from a passenger train - paragraph 31 exemption

A paragraph 31 exemption allows the discharge of waste onto the track from a sanitary convenience or sink forming part of a vehicle used for the carriage of passengers on the railway.

Waste stream(s) permitted

Waste from a sanitary convenience or sink.


No more than 25 litres can be discharged.

What the legislation says

The full wording of the paragraph 31 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 31 exemption and wish to proceed with the registration please contact:-

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