The Environment and Resources Authority announced it issued 10 new environmental permits for quarries located in the limits of Mqabba, Siġġiewi and Iklin so that the deployment of construction, demolition and other hazardous waste could start.
One of these sites was permitted to accept waste from construction and demolition for recycling purposes.
The permits are subject to a bank guarantee with a view to ascertain to maintain environmental obligations. The permit also contains the conditions for the work done in accordance with the best environmental practices.
According to the statement, ERA’s conditions oblige operators to keep a number of parameters that control the quality of the material which may be accepted at the site.
The permits also provide for a number of monitoring obligations.