The waste carrier registration scheme was introduced in England and Wales as part of the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989 and the Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizures of Vehicles) Regulations 1991, with the aim of reducing fly-tipping. The 1989 Act requires anyone who transports waste for profit to be registered with the Environment Agency, and the 1991 Act outlines some exemptions from the requirement to be registered.
If you or your business transports waste; buys, sells or disposes of waste; or arranges for someone else to buy, sell or dispose of waste, a waste carrier license should be applied for. In January 2014, this legislation was updated so that those who aren’t in possession of a waste carrier when they should be, could be fined up to £5,000.
This legislation is particularly relevant to the construction industry due to the amount and variety of waste produced.
To apply for a waste registration license, please click on the link below.
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