Regulatory Position Statement – Waste codes for sewage sludge and sludge containing other material

The EA have published a regulatory position statement (RPS) that applies in England only.

This RPS applies to operators who supply, store and use sewage sludge under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations (EPR) and the Sludge (Use in Agriculture) Regulations (SUiAR).

If you follow the conditions in this RPS you can:

  • use the additional European Waste Catalogue codes and the descriptions given in this RPS to those already listed in your EPR permit or exemption
  • supply or spread sewage sludge under the SUiAR that contain materials specified in this RPS

For full details, please see here.