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Changes in Regulations for Small Waste Oil Burners

209Operators of ‘small waste oil burners’, often found in motor vehicle repair shops and servicing centres, need to be aware of significant changes in law that are coming into effect shortly.

From 6 April 2016 the burning of waste oil will be illegal unless an operator obtains a Schedule 13A environmental permit.

Hambleton District Council’s environmental health team say that the government’s implementation of EU legislation, the Industrial Emissions Directive, means that operators who currently burn waste oil as a heating source under a ‘Part B’ environmental permit will no longer be able to do so – this is part of the government’s commitment to cleaner air in England and Wales.

Operators are being urged to seek other disposal routes for the waste oil their business generates, such as licensed waste collection services, so that they comply with their legal responsibilities known as their ‘duty of care’.

Anyone found burning waste oil after 6 April will risk being prosecuted unless they apply for a Schedule 13A small waste incineration plant permit.

For further information contact Environmental Health Technical Support on 01609 779977 or ehts@hambleton.gov.uk 

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