The laundering or otherwise cleaning of waste textiles with a view to recovery or reuse - paragraph 20 exemption

A paragraph 20 exemption allows the laundering or otherwise cleaning of waste textiles with a view to their recovery or reuse. Guidance and applications forms can be found below.

Waste stream(s) permitted

Waste textiles

Storage and location

Storage must be at the place where the waste is to be laundered or cleaned.

What the legislation says

The full wording of the paragraph 20 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 20 exemption and wish to proceed with the registration please contact:-

Forms and guidance

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