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Agricultural Waste Farming Note

Agricultural waste is "any substance or object from premises used for agriculture or horticulture, which the holder discards, intends to discard or is obliged to discard." Whatever you do with your agricultural waste, whether it is disposal, storage or reuse, it needs to be covered by either an environmental permit, or be registered as an exemption if it is considered less polluting and lower risk. On the 6th April 2010, a new exemption system was introduced which all had to be compliant with by 30th September 2013.

This Farming Note covers:

  • The new waste regulations that affect every farm
  • Which exemptions cover which farm activities
  • Waste handling 'duty of care'
  • Advice on hazardous waste handling

Please note this Farming Note covers environmental regulations currently in place within England and Wales, the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.

Last updated September 2013.

About Kingshay Farming Notes

Since 1991 Kingshay has been publishing Farming Notes on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our Farming Notes is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

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