Waste Regulatory Approvals

Most waste management activity requires some form of regulatory approval. Typically this will include one or all of the following:

  • Planning permission
  • Environmental assessment
  • Permit or licence certification

The global SLR team has considerable experience of navigating our clients through the different regulatory approvals process often required. Our experience includes the full range of waste management facilities and activities within regulatory regimes across the world.

How can SLR help?

SLR has delivered regulatory approvals, including planning, environmental assessments, permits and licences for the following waste and resource management facility types:

  • Landfill and transfer – including inert, hazardous, industrial and non-hazardous landfills, as well as leachate treatment facilities and waste transfer stations.
  • Waste recovery – including all forms of residual waste treatment such as energy from waste (EfW) technologies, Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) and other fuel preparation facilities (SRF/RDF), Advanced Thermal treatment (ATT) and autoclave.
  • Recycling and reprocessing technologies – such as clean or dirty materials recycling facilities (MRF’s).
  • Organics treatment – either aerobically (composting) or anaerobically (anaerobic digestion).
  • Depots and Fleet – for a broad range of environmental services.

For all of the activities above, SLR can provide on-going support, documentation and approvals during facility construction, operations, monitoring, decommissioning and closure.

Main SLR Offering

  • Global support – The global SLR team can support on new applications, extensions to existing schemes, statutory stakeholder engagement, liaison and dialogue with regulatory bodies.
  • Regulatory approvals – production and support of all relevant documentation required for all waste management methods and activities.
  • Planning – Our dedicated team of qualified and experienced planners has successfully delivered approvals for all waste management facilities and activities.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) – providing all necessary supporting documents and assessments.
  • Permit and licence approvals – including clarification of the need for standard or bespoke documentation
  • GIS/Spatial Mapping