Green Waste composting

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Jonathan Smith
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Green Waste composting

I have come across a strange situation with our local Council today. The green waste they collect is shredded on site, put in to tonne bags...and sent away to a waste management company, at vast cost.

When asked why this is (given I'd be keen to take it and compost it myself), I was told that it's because they can't just give it to an unlicensed composting operation.

I'm not convinced of this, so wondered if anyone knew anything about the regulations surrounding local authorities and green waste?

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Environment Agency

J,quite a bit on their site about licencing last time I looked.Some exemption for smaller+onfarm composting but for bigger stuff maybe not.

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Exemption certificate

Thanks for that Adam. I also found out form someone else that the Environment Agency issue small scale (up to 80 tonnes!) exemption certificates for farmers and growers to handle green waste and the like. Apparently it's easy and straight forward.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/waste-exemption-t23-aerobic-composting-and-associated-prior-treatment

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