The use and/or storage of waste for the purpose of construction, maintenance or improvement of relevant work - paragraph 19 exemption

A paragraph 19 exemption allows specified wastes to be used and stored for the purpose of relevant work(1).

Waste stream(s) permitted

The waste types you can use are listed in Table 8, Schedule 2 of the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 (as amended).

Quantity

The waste must be used in accordance with the planning permission granted (if required) and must not exceed the dimensions of the final cross sections shown on any plan required to be submitted with the application.

Storage and location

Waste may be stored on a site where relevant work is taking place or is to take place and can be stored for a period not exceeding 3 months. No more than 20,000 tonnes of waste consisting of road planings and roadbase, which are to be used for the purposes of construction, maintenance or improvement, to be carried on elsewhere, may be stored.

Additional conditions

The waste must be suitable for the purposes of the relevant work.

The waste must be used in accordance with any planning permission where such permission is required.

Definition

  1. "relevant work” means work for the purposes of construction, maintenance or improvement of:
  • a building, road, railway, airport, dock or other transport facility
  • recreational facilities
  • drainage;
  • a waterway
  • but does not include any work involving land reclamation

What the legislation says

The full wording of the Paragraph 19 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 19 exemption and wish to proceed with the registration please contact:

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