Animal By-Products Disposal

Animal By-Products Disposal (ABPs), regardless of its category, is quick and easy with Novus Environmental. We own and operate a large fleet of vehicles and offer a Category 1, 2 & 3 compliant disposal service. Our closed loop service includes:

  • ABP Category 1, 2 & 3 compliant waste disposal
  • ADR compliant fleet for national collections
  • ADR trained drivers
  • Competitive pricing
  • Ad-hoc collections
  • Advice on waste classification

ABPs are defined as entire animal bodies, animal parts, products of animal origin or other products obtained from animals. They are not fit for human consumption, so are not suitable for any type of food processing.

Our national infrastructure of Category 1, 2 & 3 approved sites allows us to effectively collect Animal By-Products on an ad-hoc or scheduled basis for hygienic disposal, incineration or processing. ‘Green’ treatment options such as anaerobic digestion or the production of biogas is available for all Category 3 ABP.

Animal By-Products Disposal Treatment Options:

Our incineration plant at Cambridge meets strict regulations regulated by EA, AHVLA and DEFRA, as a result we are able to process ABP waste in compliance with UK and EU regulations.

Disposing of Small Quantities of ABPs

We have a range of collection options available from small amounts of ABP right up to a 40ft container loads.

Category 1 & 2 ABPs

We can collect Category 1 & 2 Animal By-Products on an ad-hoc or scheduled basis for incineration utilising our nationwide infrastructure of Category 1 approved sites.

Category 3

Where ABPs are classified as Category 3, we offer an environmentally friendly treatment – anaerobic digestion or biogas facility.

Categories Explained:
Category 1 ABPs include:

Any domestic or wild animal infected or suspected as being infected with a disease transmittable to humans or animals is classified as Category 1 ABP. An example is TSE or transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, Avian flu, BSE or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, or Foot & Mouth. Contamination may occur during treatments or from healthcare research; in these instances any ABPs would be classified as Category 1. International catering waste is also classified as Category 1 ABP.

Category 2 ABPs

Category 2 ABPs are high risk and include animal carcasses that an abattoir rejects due to an infectious disease. Other Category 2 ABPs include un-hatched poultry that died in its shell and the carcasses of animals killed for disease control purposes.

Category 3 ABPs

Animal carcasses and body parts fit for human consumption and meat products removed for commercial reasons are low risk and fall into Category 3.

What Next?

Contact us or use the enquiry form at the top of the page to find out how we can help with animal by-product disposal.

Call 0330 221 1281 for all your waste management needs



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