The recovery of silver from waste produced in connection with printing or photographic processing - paragraph 22 exemption

A paragraph 22 exemption allows the recovery of silver from wastes produced in connection with printing or photographic processing. Guidance and application forms can be found below.

Waste stream(s) permitted

Wastes produced as a result of printing or photographic processing.


No more than 50,000 litres of waste can be dealt with in any day.

Storage and location

The storage must be at the premises where the recovery operation takes place. 

What the legislation says

The full wording of the paragraph 22 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.

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Forms and guidance

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