Sewage Sludge on Farmland: Code of Practice

Sewage sludge on farmland: code of practice

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1. Benefits and hazards of sludge
     1.1 Benefits
     1.2 Hazards

2. What you must assess before using sludge

3. When you can't use sludge

4. Sludge treatment

5. Monitor what goes into sewage sludge

6. Test sewage sludge

7. Test the soil
     7.1 PTE limits for arable soil
     7.2 PTE limits for grassland
     7.3 Soil acidity: PTE limits
     7.4 PTE limits in sludge for grassland

8. Sludge use timings
     8.1 When you can use treated sludge
     8.2 When you can use untreated sludge
     8.3 Tomato seeds in sludge

9. Keep records as a sludge producer and supplier

10. Sludge and the environment
     10.1 Transport and deliver sludge
     10.2 Reduce offensive smells
     10.3 Avoid sludge run-off
     10.4 Storing sludge on your farm

© Defra, Published 9 February 2017.

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