Customer Advice. January 2014
The Environment Agency has now put in place a simplified form to allow companies to register as waste carriers in England and Wales.
From January 2014, you need to register as a waste carrier if you regularly transport waste as part of your business. You can be fined up to £5000 if you don’t register.
Registration is free if you are just transporting your own organisation’s waste.
Registration lasts indefinitely and your name will appear on the public register of waste carriers. This listing aspect is not quite set up yet so meantime the Environment Agency will maintain a list of registered lower tier carriers which can be checked by interested parties.
TO ACCESS THE ONLINE FORM AND REGISTER, FOLLOW THE ROUTE SHOWN BELOW:
- Access the Environment Agency main website.
- Click on the following in turn: – “Business and Industry”, “Environmental Topics”, “waste”, “moving waste”, “register or renew as a waste carrier, broker or dealer”. This takes you to “How to register” on the GOV.UK site.
Fill in the application form;
- Kind of business or organisation? – select “sole trader”.
- Do you deal with waste from other businesses or households? – click “no”.
- Do you deal with construction or demolition waste? – click “no”.
- Fill in the form.
- It will, at the end, generate a registration number in the form: – CB5272/37 or similar.
- Make a note of this registration number. You will need it when completing duty of care transfer notes (non-hazardous waste) or consignment notes (hazardous waste). In the latter you should enter your carrier registration number into Part C – carrier’s certificate of the consignment note.
In Scotland, you need to visit the SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency) website to complete (& post) the printed form titled “Application Form for Registration as a Professional Collector or Transporter of Controlled Waste – WCR – FRM – 003”. Registration is free. SEPA have indicated that registration will be available online by March 2014.
In Northern Ireland customers should visit the NI Environment Agency website but currently their lower tier waste carrier application form does not allow for the same dispensation for pest controllers & similar businesses as is the case in England, Scotland and Wales. Killgerm is actively consulting with NIEA to try to establish a consistent way forward.
For further advice please contact Killgerm on 01924 268452 (P. Dalgliesh) or 01924 268463 (S. Leahy).