Appropriate measures for permitted facilities that take chemical waste

Closes 6 Apr 2020

Opened 3 Feb 2020


Currently, relevant measures and standards for permitted facilities that take chemical waste for treatment or transfer are set out in published technical guidance note EPR 5.06 Guidance for the recovery and disposal of hazardous and non‑hazardous waste (May 2013). The proposed guidance, which is being consulted on, will replace this guidance note and will be available as web guidance on the website.

The proposed guidance aims to deliver improvements in the design and operation of permitted facilities in the chemical waste transfer and treatment sector and ensure that, where relevant, appropriate measures are applied consistently. The guidance also incorporates the relevant requirements of the waste treatment BAT Conclusions publication, made under the European Industrial Emission Directive (2010/75/EU), which apply to waste installation facilities permitted under the Directive.

Click here to read the proposed guidance for appropriate measures for permitted facilities that take chemical waste.

Why We Are Consulting

The purpose of this consultation is to engage with relevant stakeholders to obtain their views on proposed guidance, which sets out appropriate measures for permitted facilities that transfer or treat chemical waste. This includes hazardous chemical wastes (for example sulphuric acid), wastes that contain, or are contaminated with, hazardous chemicals (for example contaminated soils) and non-hazardous chemical wastes (for example non‑hazardous sludges from physico-chemical treatment) that are treated chemically.

Responding To The Consultation

Please click on the 'Respond online' link below to answer the consultation questions. 

However, if you prefer, you can submit your response by email or post by downloading the response form (below) and sending it to:

Hazardous Waste Transfer and Treatment
Environment Agency
Units 10 and 11 Greyfriars Business Park
Frank Foley Way
ST16 2ST

Or email:

If you have any problems accessing the documents throughout this consultation, please get in touch.

Give Us Your Views

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  • Businesses
  • Statutory organisations
  • NGOs
  • Local councils
  • Environment Agency customers
  • Trade associations and business
  • Other regulators
  • Non-governmental organisations with an interest in environmental issues
  • Environment Agency colleagues


  • Business and industry
  • Waste
  • Permits
  • Environmental permitting