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Applications available – New EA standard rules permits for ATFs and small metal recycling facilities

New permits for vehicle storage, depollution and dismantling facilities and small metal recycling facilities are now available for application on the Government website.


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SR2021 No 12: Vehicle storage, depollution and dismantling (authorised treatment) facility is for operators of a vehicle storage, depollution and dismantling (authorised treatment) facility accepting no more than 750 tonnes of waste vehicles a year.

SR2021 No 11: Small metal recycling facility (less than 5,000 tonnes a year) is for operators of a small metal recycling facility accepting no more than 5,000 tonnes of waste each year with no more than 100 tonnes on site at any one time.

The information below applies to both the above standard rules permits:

You can apply for these standard rules permits if:

  • your activity meets the rules set out in the permit
  • you can manage the potential risks as set out in the generic risk assessment

In the permits:

  • schedule 1 lists the permitted waste types
  • schedule 2 sets out the requirements for site plans and maps – we have provided additional guidance on what we expect these plans to cover
  • schedule 3 sets out the fire prevention plan

The charges for applying for these standard rules permits are:

  • £2,641 for a new standard rules permit application
  • £792 for a minor variation to the permit
  • £2,529 to transfer the permit
  • £1,585 to surrender the permit

There is also an annual subsistence charge of £971 for these standard rules permits.

You can get advice before you apply for a permit.

You cannot apply for these permits online yet.

How to apply for an environmental permit.

For further information, go to SR2021 No 12 or SR2021 No 11

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Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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