Category Archives: Hazardous Waste

UPDATE: Waste Carrier, Broker and Dealer registration renewals due after 25 March 2018


As reported in an earlier article (Waste Carrier, Broker and Dealer registration renewals due after 25 March 2018), the Environment Agency has identified an issue in relation to their current online registration system, which does not allow customers who have registered … Continue reading

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Withdrawal of the UK & EU rules for the use of the EU waste law


Ever since the United Kingdom submitted its notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (29 March 2017), the status of EU legislation upon withdrawal as been hotly debated. … Continue reading

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Waste Carrier, Broker and Dealer registration renewals due after 25 March 2018


Most business collecting and handling waste will be aware that there is a legal requirement for Waste Carriers, Brokers and Dealers to register with the Environment Agency (for England) & with the other Environment Agencies in the devolved administrations. The … Continue reading

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Changes for UK Hazardous Waste Registration (& SIC Codes)


The current hazardous waste regime will change with amendments to the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005). The changes come into effect on 1 April 2016 and are aimed at reducing the regulatory burden on business in-line with the Red Tape Challenge … Continue reading

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IsItWaste Tool: Useful resource for by-products and end-of-waste tests


The Environment Agency has published a web-based tool to aid the assessment of whether a waste derived material can be classed as non-waste so outside of waste regulatory controls. The publication follows are the official launch of the IsItWaste? tool to industry on … Continue reading

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Have your say on the EU implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury use


The European Commission has launched an on-line consultation on issues related to the ratification and implementation by the EU of the Minamata Convention on mercury. The Convention, signed in October 2013, is a global treaty that aims to protect human … Continue reading

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New UK Environmental Regulator: The Oil and Gas Authority


As you may be aware, there is shared responsibility for off-shore oil and gas installations with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) assuming responsibility for offshore oil and gas health and safety & the Department of Energy and Climate Change … Continue reading

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