The Animal By-products Regulations establish requirements for the handling and storage of raw hides and skins, for the approval of premises and for the disposal of unprocessed waste.
Under these regulations, premises tanning raw hides and skins are classed as “technical plants” and are subject to the conditions described in brief, here. This guidance explicitly excludes material that has been limed, pickled and or tanned from the scope of the regulations.
Some Leather UK members offer a private dressing service to customers wanting to process their own sheepskins and cattle hides. Please take a look at our membership directory for more information or email email@example.com. It would be well worth talking to your local abattoir to see what their current policy is on processing hides before making further enquiries.