Tight regulations govern the activities of hazardous waste producers and holders in England. Extra requirements apply to certain situations (e.g. if you receive, treat, or dispose of waste).
The information in this guide explains what records you must keep as a hazardous waste producer or holder. Find out what to do if a destination site rejects your load and the rules for transporting your own waste.
Environment Agency regulations apply to any operation or business that:
Any business that produces or stores hazardous waste in England must follow these steps:
As a hazardous waste producer or holder, 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.
You must follow Environment Agency guidance on rejected loads if the destination site you sent it to rejects your hazardous waste.
If you move any hazardous waste from either your own or another business you will need to meet the requirements as carriers.
You would need to meet the requirements as consignees if your operation:
You can contact the Environment Agency by phone or email if you have any questions about the regulations for hazardous waste in England.
Telephone: 03708 506 506
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Requirements for Producers and Holders of Hazardous Waste in United Kingdom