The Environment Agency confirmed the withdrawal of the RPS250 (in place since 1st September 2023) and has now reviewed its stance.
New RPS291 is now in place (from 02 Nov 2023 to October 2024).
AMBER List: Roof timbers, battens, joists, tiling, cladding and frames in buildings dated 1950-2006. Barge boards, external wood cladding, facias and soffits, doors and windows are also on the list for buildings c1950-1995.
Waste Operators / Producers, in accordance with the recent RPS change can now…
Move amber items of waste wood as non-hazardous under a waste transfer note.
Store amber items of wood as non-hazardous waste wood
Treat and mix amber items of waste wood with non-hazardous waste wood at a wood processing site and dispose of as non-hazardous waste under a waste transfer note.
The HWM Group Demolition team will continue to sample waste wood on their sites, and send to the lab for testing, until October 2024. All collated data is to be used by the WRA (Wood Recyclers’ Association) to enable the Environment Agency to determine if ‘Amber Items’ are in fact to be classified Hazardous or Non-Hazardous.