The POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) regulations 2007 have now been implemented and enforced by the Environment Agency as of January 1st 2023.
These regulations pertain to the handling of domestic waste sofas, armchairs, home office chairs, beanbags and other items of upholstered domestic seating that may contain POPs. This includes any part made of, or containing leather, synthetic leather, other fabric, or foam.
The regulations state that POPs waste needs to be segregated from other waste streams into designated skips and not broken up or compacted.
The good news is that we are licenced to accept POPs waste however certain rules will apply to its segregation and pricing.
If a mixed waste skip includes items containing POPs, the regulations state this entire load is to be treated as POPs therefore segregation is important in not only successfully removing POPs from your waste, but also to save you money on disposal!
All POPs waste is now prohibited from landfill and must be sent for incineration (energy from waste) to destroy any POPs present.
Please be assured that we are committed to working with our customers to ensure a smooth transition to this new way of operating and to minimize any potential impacts on your business whilst we ensure that all your waste is handled with complete compliance and efficiency.
If you have POPS waste, please contact the office on 01253 738366 or fill in our contact form to obtain specific POPS related pricing.