Permitting and Exemptions

Any site wanting to receive, dispose or treat waste must hold a valid permit or exemption, as required by the Environmental Permitting Regulations.

Once an environmental permit is in place, the operator is legally responsible for ensuring it remains adequate for the operations, and must apply to the Environment Agency to vary the permit, for example, if additional waste types are required, tonnages increase, or the site is to be extended.

Environmental Permit Application

Applying for an environmental permit, or varying an existing environmental permit, can be costly and time consuming.  Mayer makes things easier for you.

Our dedicated consultants can help you avoid the permitting pitfalls and achieve the result you want, fast.

A member of our team will work closely with you throughout the project, keeping you informed every step of the way and acting in your best interests at all times.

We can handle all the paperwork and negotiate with the environmental regulator on your behalf, leaving you free to concentrate on your core business activities.

Environmental Permit Variation

As your business changes, so may you need to change your permit to keep up. The changes required may include adding new waste streams, increasing tonnages and or changing your processes. All are likely to require an update and variation to your permit to remain compliant. 

Environmental Permit Surrender

Once your activities have ceased, surrendering your environmental permit is the only way to cease the legal obligation to comply with the permit conditions.

In order to surrender a permit, the environmental regulator must be satisfied that the site is in a ‘satisfactory state’.

Surrender requirements vary depending on a site’s risk level, but can vary from a desk-based risk assessment to a detailed, intrusive site investigation.

Mayer will choose the approach that is right for your site, therefore minimising the cost and time taken to achieve a successful surrender.

We have developed a strong relationship with Mayer over the years. Their understanding of our industry, diligence and commitment to achieving tangible results has meant that we can concentrate on other aspects of our business.

Shane Mellor - Managing Director Mellor Metals

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