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DEFRA consults on alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes

11 December 2013

The consultation, launched under the Government’s Red Tape Challenge, proposes greater flexibility for waste carriers in England and Wales. In essence the proposals seek to:

  • amend regulation 35 of the 2011 Waste (England and Wales) Regulations in order to provide clearer options for the use of alternative documentation;
  • revise the written description of waste required on transfer notes; and
  • enable relevant convictions to be taken into account, allowing the Environment Agency/Natural Resources Wales to refuse or revoke a waste carrier, broker or dealer registration.

It is easy to see that the proposals outlined within the consultation will prove beneficial in the long run. This is especially true for those businesses currently opting not to use the Government’s electronic system, as the proposed changes will allow them the opportunity to provide written descriptions of waste on documents other than Waste Transfer Notes. These alternatives may include invoices and receipts; inevitably saving the company time and money.

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