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Appliance (for burning waste)

An appliance is a stove or incinerator designed for burning combustible waste as a fuel.  Using an appliance ensures that the waste is burned safely and that solid residues are contained and not released to the environment.

A small appliance is one that has a net rated thermal input of less than 0.4 megawatts.

Example of a small appliance:

What is an exempt incinerator?

An 'Exempt incineration plant' is specifically defined by Section 5.1 of Schedule I of the Environmental Protection (Prescribed Processes and Substances) Regulations 1991 as follows:

"Any incinerator on premises where there is plant designed to incinerate waste, including animal remains, at a rate of not more than 50kgs per hour, not being an incinerator employed to incinerate clinical waste, sewage sludge, sewage screenings or municipal waste (as defined in Article 1 of EC Directive 89/269/EEC); and for the purposes of this section, the weight of waste shall be determined by reference to its weight as fed into the incinerator"

Important Note: The Agency considers that the exemption regime is inappropriate for the use of drum incinerators to burn rinsed polyethylene containers. The use of drum incinerators cannot therefore be registered and their use is to be phased out.

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