B8.9 Continued…


1. Installation

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, that is used for one or more listed activities. It also includes any directly associated activities that are carried out at the same site, such as a treatment plant that is used exclusively to treat waste from a listed activity.

Listed activities include:

  • burning fuel, gasification, liquification and refining activities
  • manufacturing and processing metals
  • manufacturing lime, cement, ceramics or glass
  • manufacturing chemicals, pharmaceuticals or explosives, storing chemicals in bulk
  • incinerating waste, operating landfills, recovering waste
  • using solvents
  • intensive pig and poultry farming.


2. Mobile Plant

Mobile plant is moveable plant used for:

  • listed activities
  • waste operations, known as waste mobile plant.


3. Waste Operation

Waste operations are waste disposal or recovery activities, such as operating a waste transfer station or metal recycling site.

Some waste operations are carried out as part of another regulated facility, such as an installation or waste mobile plant.


4. Mining Waste Operation

If you manage extractive waste you are probably carrying out a mining waste operation. For example, if you:

  • handle, store or treat extractive waste
  • store extractive waste at a mining waste facility.
  • Not all excavation material produced during mineral extraction is extractive waste. The Environment Agency is working with industry to develop a step-by-step procedure for identifying extractive waste.

You may be able to deposit unpolluted soil, non-hazardous waste from prospecting or waste from extracting, treating or storing peat without an environmental permit if you comply with the requirements in the Environment Agency’s regulatory position statement.