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What’s Inside

Dredging is essential for maintaining and promoting navigation of inland waterways. It is defined as the underwater removal of soil, such as sand or gravel, and its disposal. Dredging is not just limited to active waterways but is equally
important for waterways undergoing restoration.

This guidance note is aimed at restoration groups who are looking to undertake dredging operations on their stretch for the first time.

What’s Inside

  • Permission
  • Landfill Directive
  • Licensing & Responsibilities
  • Working with Non-Hazardous Waste
  • Working with Hazardous Waste
  • Completing the work
  • Dimensions
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Useful Links

Download our Dredging Guidance Note now

Undertaking a Dredging Operation .pdf



Other Environmental Considerations