New Food Waste Law for Northern Ireland
What is the new legislation:
Food Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2015/14
What is the amended legislation
Who does this affect: Northern Ireland
When does this change take place: 1st April 2016
A food business is any business that carries out activities related to the processing, distribution, preparation or sale of food. This includes:
- Restaurants and cafes
- Shopping and food courts
- Pubs that serve food
- Shops that serve food
- Schools and colleges
- Prisons, nursing homes and hospitals.
If you are a food business then you must be prepared to present food waste for separate collection:
by 1 April 2016 for large producers
by 1 April 2017 for small producers and Health and Social Care trusts.
You are a large producer if you regularly produce more than 50kg of food waste per week.
You are a small producer if you regularly produce between 5kg and 50kg of food waste per week.
The full text of the Regulations may be found here.