You must read our general guidance on exempt waste operations before reading this specific guidance. This will help you to fully understand the steps you must take to ensure you comply with the exempt waste operation(s) you want to register. You can read our general guidance at the link below:
Summary of exemption
This web page contains a brief summary of the exemption so you can see if it is applicable to you. There is a link to the full guidance document at the bottom of this page.
What is the purpose of this exemption?
To allow landscapers and farmers to spread mulch as a protective covering onto land around trees, bushes, or plants.
What types of activities can I do?
You can spread wood chips made from waste as a mulch, for example, for the following purposes:
- to conserve soil moisture;
- to moderate soil temperature;
- to control the growth of weeds;
- to provide organic matter as the mulch breaks down.
You can treat waste wood under exemption T6:
You can spread waste such as compost under exemptions U10 and U11:
Registration of this exemption
You cannot register this exemption until 6 April 2010. Once you have read and understood the full guidance, please go to the following page to register:
Read the full guidance for this exemption
Please read the document below for the full guidance on this exemption: