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Title: Disposal of Cut Vegetation: Best Practice Guidelines
Author: P R F Barrett
Author: M P Greaves
Author: J R Newman
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: Environment Agency Project ID:EAPRJOUT_517, Representation ID: 178, Object ID: 1856
Abstract:
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CHECKLISTa .............. ...... ...... .......................... ... .. ...... .. .. .......... ................. .. ...... .. .... .............1a111 1 CUTTING, COLLECTION 1.1 Introduction AND REMOVAL OF.VEGETATION. ..................... .. .. .. .... 1 ...................................................................................................................... 1.2 Problems of Disposal.. ..................................................................................................... 1.3 Factors Affecting Method, of Disposal.. .......................................................................... 1 1 .2 2 PLANT TYPESAND IMPLICATIONS FOR SELECTION OF DISPOSAL :a 5 OPTIONS ...........~......~...~.............~...~....~.........~.~..~........~.~....~.~..~..................~...~................ 2.1 Introduction.. ................................................................................................................... .7 2.2 Bankside Plants.. ............................................................................................................. .7 2.3 Emergent AquaticPlants.. ............................................................................................... .7 Plants.. .................................................................................................. .8 2.4 Floating-Leaved 2.5 Submerged Plants;. .......................................................................................................... .8 ................................................................................................... 9 2.7 Woody- Plants :. ................ ................................................................................................ .9 2.6 Algae.. ............................ 2.8 Invasive Alien Plants ................................................. .......................... a,........................ 2.9 Poisonous Plants ............................................................................................................ 2.10 Other Practical Considerations .................................................................................... 10 10 11 3 SELECTION OF DISPOSAL OPTIONS .........................*.........*...................................13 3.1 Introduction.. ................................................................................................................. 13 3.2 Disposal on Banks.. ........................................................................................................ 13. 3.3 Disposal of weed on land ...-............................................................................................ 15 3.4 Disposal at a landfill 17 site ..;. ............................................................................................ 3.5 Other methods of weed disposal .................................................................................... 3.6 Problems Encountered.During 3.7 Disposal Option Flowchart R and D.Technical Report W138 Disposal of Cut Weed .. ............................................... .;. ........................................................................................ iv 18 .20 .a,22 4 LEGISLATION ... .... ........................... .. .... ...*........*...........................................*.........*....... 4.1 Introduction.. 23 ................................................................................................................. .23 4.2 HeaIth and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.. ................................................................... -23 4.3 Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994.. ....................................................... .23 4.4 Water Resources Act 1991.. .......................................................................................... .25 4.5 Wildlife .25 and Countryside Act 1981 ............................................................................. 4.6 The Weeds Act 1959.. .................................................................................................. .26 4.7 Other Precautions.. ........................................................................................................ .26 5 ENVIRONMENTAL 5.1 Introduction.. RISKS . .. ........................ ......**.................*...........................*............. 27 ................................................................................................................. 5.2 Environmental Risks of Weed Removal ...................................................................... 5.3 Environmental .27 Risks of Disposal of Cut Vegetation ..................................................... 6 WAYS OF REDUCING OR ELIMINATING THE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL DISPOSAL ......... ..*..................*.....................*................................................................ 5.1 Introduction ..-37 28 FOR .................................................................................................................. 6.2 Use of Alternative 31 31 Control Methods ............................................................................. 31 6.3 Use of Integrated Control Techniques ........................................................................ .3 1 6.4 Use of Frequent Cutting Regimes .................................................................................. .32 6.5 Use of Partial Cutting .................................................................................................... 32 APPENDIX 1 THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT 1990 ............................. Al . PART II, WASTE ON LAND .................................................................................... THE WASTE MANAGErMENT APPENDIX 2 BIBLIOGRAPHY REGULATIONS 33 .33 1994 .... .... ....................... .. .... .. ............ 33 ........................ ........................................................ ...... .. .. 37 LIST OF
Publisher: Environment Agency
Subject Keywords: Legislation; Environmental impact; Algae; Macrophytes; Aquatic vegetation; Riparian vegetation; Weed removal; Weed disposal; Invasive species; Duty of care; Waste regulations
Extent: 47
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:4420
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