Farm waste storage: guidelines for construction (R126)

This report provides guidance on construction requirements for farm waste facilities. Part 1 of the document provides background information for the planning and design of waste storage, the nature and quantities of farm wastes, and the principles of storage treatment and disposal. Part 2 gives design and construction guidance for specific types of store, including earth-banked compounds, weeping-wall stores, silos and silage effluent tanks. Specific guidance is provided on the selection and use of materials, and appropriate construction techniques, including a section on concrete construction. The report also provides guidance on the cost, maintenance and repair of structures, and health and safety considerations.

Please note: this report is currently being updated (from Autumn 2012 to Autumn 2013). Information in this report may be subject to change and a precautionary approach should be taken in applying this version of the guidance.

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