Waste stream(s) permitted
The total quantity of waste glass used in the process must not exceed 600,000 tonnes in any period of twelve months.
Storage and location
Storage must be at the place where the manufacturing process is carried on. There is no limit to the amount of waste glass that can be stored.
The process must be authorised under an authorisation granted under the Industrial Pollution Control (Northern Ireland) Order of 1997 for waste glass as part of a process which includes processes authorised by Part B of section 3.5 (glass manufacture and production) of Schedule 1 of the Industrial Pollution Control (Prescribed Processes and Substances) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998(a) as follows:
- manufacture of glass at any location with the capacity to make 5000 tonnes or more of glass in any 12 month period and any process involving the use of glass which is carried out at the location in conjunction with its manufacture.
- manufacture of glass where the use of lead or any lead compound is involved.
The relevant IPC authorisation must be submitted with the Paragraph 1 exemption application. If you do not already have this authorisation, you must contact the Industrial Pollution and Radiochemical Inspectorate of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.
What the legislation says
The full wording of the paragraph 1 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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