Permit Suspension

ALL WASTE PERMITS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED INDEFINATELY

Please note that from the 12th December 2010 the Environment Agency are no longer issuing Waste Permits to Pet Crematoria under 50kg per hour and in addition a COTC is not required to be held by April 2012 for sites only cremating cadavers, if you are cremating “other” waste from veterinary surgeries it is necessary to hold a COTC.

All incinerators must now be DEFRA approved and all pet crematoria sites must be approved by the AHVLA. The AHVLA will also now be responsible for all Pet Cemetery Sites, however for sites where ashes are either interred or scattered this is covered by the EA and of course all pet crematoria operate under Trading Standards regulations and requirements.

The Annual Compliance Certificate and Code of Conduct is a National Scheme running throughout the UK and is available to NFPPC members and also NON MEMBERS who would like to participate in this voluntary nationally recognized scheme which ensures  that all pets are handled in the correct manner as owners would expect,  and in addition pet owners should be made fully aware of the services they will receive and how their pet will be treated to ensure peace of mind when handing over their beloved pet into the care of their selected crematorium.  We are pleased to be able to report that we have the full support of DEFRA and the AHVLA in this respect of this voluntary scheme and can confirm their public statement as follows:

DEFRA and AHVLA acknowledge the value of this National Certification Scheme as provided by The National Federation of Private Pet Crematoria to support operators in meeting “Best Practice” in addition to the requirements of the Animal by-products regulations.


FOR MORE INFORMATION
PLEASE GO TO OUR “COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE” Article