Environment Agency publishes Landspreading Guidance
A revised version of the Environment Agency's Technical Guidance Note EPR 8.01 was published on 11th March 2013. This guidance is for all those involved in spreading waste materials on land. Landspreading can beneficially add organic matter to soil and reduce your reliance on manufactured fertilisers and quarried soil conditioners.
This document explains whether a landspreading operation is considered as recovery or disposal. It will tell you what you must do to ensure that the activity does not harm human health or the environment including soils, rivers, groundwater, animals and habitats.
In addition there is a Microsoft Word benefit statement template for operators to use in deployment applications. This can be found at

Key messages about the revised guidance:


·         The structure now reflects your landspreading permit to make it easier to understand how to comply.

·         There is a new section on guidance and technical standards for deployment applications.

·         Appendix A has been updated with more detail on waste types and is structured according to permit and waste type.

·         There is an editable template for operators to use to write their benefit statement.


Click HERE to read the full document.
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