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Animal By-Products Registered and Approved Premises

Premises that receive, handle, use, treat or destroy animal by-products must be approved under the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (APBER).

Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) is responsible for the inspection of animal by-products premises that want to be registered or approved. If you have a query regarding approved premises, or need advice on local disposal routes for animal by-products please contact APHA.

Operators who require an approval under the ABPER should complete the appropriate application form and submit it to APHA.

Lists of registered or approved animal by-product premises

Lists of registered or approved animal by-product premises in Great Britain is available on the APHA website at the following link:


Types of animal by-products premises

There are many premises that generate, store, use handle or dispose of animal by-products, as set out below:

Types of animal by-product Related premises
Animal carcasses and parts of carcasses
  • Rendering plants
  • Incineration and combustion plants
  • Petfood plants
  • Knacker yards and hunt kennels
    (intermediate plants and collection centres
  • Abattoirs (NB: Approved by FSA)
  • Farms (fallen stock)
ABP food waste
  • Food manufacturers
  • Catering establishments
  • Food retailers
Other ABP plants/sites
  • Plants handling ABPs to make technical products (e.g. tanneries, taxidermists, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices)
  • Handling/Storage plants
Compost/Biogas/ OFSI
  • Manufacturers of organic fertilisers and soil improvers ( OFSI)
  • Composting plants
  • Anerobic digestion (biogas plants)