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Appropriate measures for the biological treatment of waste

Proposed guidance on appropriate measures for the biological treatment of waste.


The Environment Agency wants your comments on its proposed technical guidance for appropriate measures for permitted facilities that biologically treat waste.

This guidance will apply to:

  • aerobic and anaerobic treatment of biodeagradable organic wastes, for example, by composting, anaerobic digestion and mechanical and biological treatment
  • treating sewage sludge using any of the given biological processes
  • storing recovered material (compost and digestate)
  • aerated lagoons and activated sludge (as a waste-water treatment)

This consultation from the Environment Agency runs from 10 July until 21 August 2020.

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