Waste stream(s) permitted
Waste medicines returned from households or individuals to a pharmacy.
Medical, nursing, or veterinary practice waste produced in carrying on that practice.
The total quantity of returned waste medicines at the pharmacy must not exceed 5 cubic metres at any one time.
The total quantity of waste stored at the premises of a medical, nursing, or veterinary practice must not at any time exceed 5 cubic metres.
Storage and location
Returned waste medicines at a pharmacy must not be stored for a period exceeding 6 months.
Wastes from medical, nursing and veterinary practices must be stored at the premises and must not be stored for a period exceeding 3 months.
What the legislation says
The full wording of the paragraph 39 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.
Paragraph 39 is NOT required to be registered in accordance with the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 (as amended)
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