Waste industry lobbies for delay in licensing rules

The waste management industry has blown a fuse over proposals on waste management licensing issued by the Department of the Environment (DoE) this summer. In a hard-hitting response, the National Association of Waste Disposal Contractors (NAWDC) has urged it to postpone the implementation of key parts of the new rules dealing with the financial probity and technical competence of waste management businesses while more credible solutions are devised.

The proposals were issued at the end of July (ENDS Report 211, pp 14-18 ). They were the first of two consultation packages on the licensing provisions in Part II of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, which will replace the existing licensing regime under the Control of Pollution Act 1974.

The proposals i

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