Environment Agency 2017 Pollution Inventory

Published January 2nd, 2018

Farmers and industrial operators are reminded that their 2017 Pollution Inventory must be submitted to the Environment Agency before the deadline of February 28, 2018.

This annual inventory provides information about releases and transfers of substances from regulated industrial activities and is required for operators with an Environmental Permit, such as those rearing poultry with 40,000 or more places or keeping 2,000 or more production pigs (over 30kg).

“The Pollution Inventory can be completed using the online reporting system, Pollution Inventory Electronic Data Capture (PIEDC),” explained Vicky Price, a chartered surveyor at the Hereford office of Berrys.

Those already registered for the online system can do so using their permit number via the government website;

“Alternatively, you can complete the paper form and post it back to your local Environment Agency office,” Vicky said.

“As part of the submission you will need to calculate the amount of ammonia produced on the unit from the housed livestock and any manure or slurry stored on site.”

In addition, all hazardous waste transfers must be recorded within the form, which includes waste fuel oil or diesel. For non-hazardous waste, such as cardboard and plastic packaging, this only needs to be recorded if the amount is above the reporting threshold of five tonnes.

Please note that this year resource efficiency data is no longer required to be submitted.

For more information please contact Vicky Price at the Hereford Office of Berrys on 01544 598084 or email

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More about Vicky Price

Chartered Surveyor
Tel: 01432 809834
Mobile: 07789 986904

Vicky joined Berrys’ Hereford office when she returned home after  practising in the Eastern Region for four years, during which time she qualified as an Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.

Vicky assists in all matters of rural agency and professional advice including estate management, valuations, landlord and tenant matters, letting and selling of land and rural property, Single Payment Scheme, environmental schemes and agricultural planning appraisals.

A local girl, Vicky is a farmer’s daughter from near Knighton. She has been a member of Clun Valley Young Farmers Club for many years and has a keen interest in the countryside and rural affairs as well as helping out on the family farm.