Waste stream(s) permitted
Storage and location
Waste may be stored in a secure location for up to 12 months
The total quantity of waste being recovered at the authorised collection centre at any time must not exceed 10 tonnes.
The activity must be authorised under regulation 27 of the Animal By-Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. You can request an application form using by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The relevant authorisation must be submitted with the Paragraph 23 exemption application
- “Animal By-Products” has the meaning given by Article 2 of the Community Regulation (EC) No.1774/2002 laying down health rules on animal by-products not intended for human consumption.
- “Collection centres” means premises collecting and treating certain animal by-products intended to be used for the feeding of the animals specified in Article 23(2) (c) of Regulation (EC) No.1774/2002 laying down health rules concerning animal by-products not intended for human consumption.
Animals specified are:
- zoo animals
- circus animals
- reptiles and birds of prey other than zoo or circus animals
- fur animals
- wild animals the meat of which is not destined for human consumption
- dogs from recognised kennels or packs of hounds, and
- maggots for fishing bait
What the legislation says
The full wording of the paragraph 23 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.
Should you have any queries in relation to your application please contact:-
Forms and guidance
- Paragraph 23 guidance
- General guidance
- you can also use the apply online facility