Spreading waste to land can have many benefits including recycling valuable nutrients and improving organic matter content.
However when bringing waste onto farm and using it on agricultural land there are a number of waste regulations you must be aware of.
Depositing unsuitable materials onto farmland could leave you with expensive clean-up costs or facing prosecution. This has led the NFU, NFU Cymru and Farmer’ Union of Wales to collaborate with the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales to create a landspreading waste checklist.
This checklist outlines the key questions you need to ask when accepting waste or using waste on farmland. The checklist also includes contact details of the competent authority if you have further waste related questions.
The checklist promotes the safe and lawful recovery of waste.