The recovery of waste consisting of animal by-products - paragraph 23 exemption

A paragraph 23 exemption allows the recovery of waste consisting of animal by-products(1) at one of the collection centres(2) in accordance with an authorisation under regulation 27 of the Animal By-Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

Waste stream(s) permitted

Animal by-products

Storage and location

Waste may be stored in a secure location for up to 12 months

Quantity

The total quantity of waste being recovered at the authorised collection centre at any time must not exceed 10 tonnes.

Additional conditions

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 applications.aiabp@dardni.gov.uk

The relevant authorisation must be submitted with the Paragraph 23 exemption application

Interpretation

  1. “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.
  2. “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.

If you think that you can meet the requirements of the paragraph 23 exemption and wish to proceed with the registration please contact:

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