Paragraph 19: Use and/or Storage of Waste for the Purpose of Construction, Maintenance or Improvement of Relevant Work
A guide to the legislation is given below. Read through this to help you decide if this exemption covers the type of activity that you wish to undertake.
Paragraph 19 allows specified wastes to be used and stored for the purpose of relevant work1.
Waste Stream(s) Permitted
The waste types you can use are listed in Table 8, Schedule 2 of the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 (as amended).
The waste must be used in accordance with the Planning Permission granted (if required) and must not exceed the dimensions of the final cross sections shown on any plan required to be submitted with the application.
Storage and Location
Waste may be stored on a site where relevant work is taking place or is to take place and can be stored for a period not exceeding 3 months. Road Planings and Roadbase:
No more than 20,000 tonnes of waste consisting of road planings and roadbase, which are to be used for the purposes of construction, maintenance or improvement, to be carried on elsewhere, may be stored.
The waste must be suitable for the purposes of the relevant work.
The waste must be used in accordance with any planning permission where such permission is required.
1“relevant work” means work for the purposes of construction, maintenance or improvement of -
(a) a building, road, railway, airport, dock or other transport facility
(b) recreational facilities
(c) drainage; or
(d) a waterway
but does not include any work involving land reclamation.
What the legislation says
The full wording of the Paragraph 19 exemption can be found in Schedule 2 of the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003. These Regulations have been amended a number of times. A document containing subsequent legislative updates can be found on the NIEA website. at
Relevant Objectives in relation to the disposal or recovery of waste are given in paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 to the Regulations.
If you think that you can meet the requirements of the Paragraph 19 exemption and wish to proceed with the registration please contact:-
Northern Ireland Environment Agency
Land and Resource Management
First Floor Klondyke Building
Gasworks Business Park
Telephone 028 9056 9358
Fax 028 9056 9376
or alternatively click on the links below for printable guidance and application form