Strict regulations govern the activities of hazardous waste carriers and dealers in England. Many of the collection and transport rules differ to those when moving inert or non-hazardous waste.
The information in this guide explains what records you must keep as a hazardous waste carrier, broker, or dealer. Check what to do if a consignee rejects the load you are transporting.
Any business collecting and transporting hazardous waste in England must follow these steps:
Note: You will need to keep a 'register' (your records) for a period of at least one (1) year at your head office.
As a hazardous waste carrier, the records you must keep include copies of:
Note: You would need to keep records of any missing information if the original documentation is inaccurate or incomplete. The Environment Agency provides further guidance on rejected loads.
The waste producers and holders will supply you with copies of their records. Dealers and brokers would need to keep these copies for three (3) years.
Note: Another section explains what other responsibilities and registration requirements you may need to meet (England).
There are several reasons why a consignee might reject the hazardous waste that you are transporting. If this happens, you must follow the specific guidance on rejected loads provided by the Environment Agency.
You can contact the Environment Agency by phone or email if you have any questions about hazardous waste.
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 03708 506 506
Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm
Information on call charges.
Hazardous Waste Carrier Regulations in United Kingdom