Waste destruction & reclamation Q & A DCP Section 25.4
This section is concerned with the destruction of waste, normally by incineration, but also includes waste treatment, recycling and transfer activities. The latter may be defined as uses where waste products are brought to a site, sorting takes place to extract valuable/recyclable material, the waste is disposed of to tips and the retained commodity is stored to be sold. Sometimes alteration or treatment of the retrieved product may take place at a use termed a waste transfer depot.
Vehicle breaking yards are dealt with separately at (20.2) and skip hire depots at (21.4). The latter may embody waste transfer uses of an industrial kind, but normally this entails no more than the removal of general rubbish from individual skips and onto lorries for forwarding to the appropriate tips.
Since some of the issues covered in this section overlap with those relating to waste tipping and landfilling, for a better understanding of the topic readers should also read the commentary at (25.3).