This course will introduce you to Environmental Permits used in the waste and recycling industry. It is aimed at anyone working on a waste site that is operated under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2019, applicable to England and Wales only. An Environmental Permit is a licence to operate a waste site and is issued by either the Environment Agency in England or Natural Resources Wales. We refer to them throughout the course as the ‘regulators’.
The course assumes that your organisation holds an Environmental Permit already and does not include applying for one. You will be taken through all the elements of a Standard Rules Permit as an example, which you can then use to understand how your permit impacts your site.
We strongly recommend downloading and / or printing off the Standard Rules Permit SR2008 from the course materials tab to refer to throughout, or a copy of your site’s permit.
On completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Explain why Environmental Permits are needed for certain facilities.
- Understand the meaning of the term ‘Environmental Permit’ and be able to describe the different types.
- Understand which aspects of the site are included in the Environmental Permit and what the expectations are from the Regulators.
- Give examples of non-compliance and explain what the penalties may be.
- Describe how their role ensures compliance with their site’s Environmental Permit.
The course can take up to 8 hours to complete, including the final assessment, depending on prior knowledge.