Environment Agency waste exemptions survey

Pan mixer

Mixed Farmer
Near Colchester
Had an email today - "we would like to help you understand the upcoming changes to waste exemptions this year"

"Your feedback will be used to improve the guidance and the waste exemtion registration service"

"Our researcher will contact you to set up a 30 to 45 minute online meeting between 26th April and Mid May"

I am not sure that I have a spare 45 minutes between April 26th and mid May - lambing and calving are slightly unpredictable as well as all the other spring work plus I am not sure that the EA will be pleased to hear my opinion of the whole bureaucratic nonsense that is the waste exemption thing.

Anyone else been asked, or is it just me because I tried to register the exmption for a mate (which I had done several times before) but then found out that he had passed away just before I re-registered his farm?

Boiler boy

Arable Farmer
I completed the survey for changes to the waste carriers licence. I can see it as a complete waste of time with more red tape, which will only ever get more complicated. If it stops fly tipping then it might be useful.

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...