Waste carrier's/broker’s registration—compliance, enforcement, offences and appeals
Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Law

The following Environment practice note produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Law provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Waste carrier's/broker’s registration—compliance, enforcement, offences and appeals
  • Compliance
  • Enforcement
  • Carriers
  • Brokers and dealers
  • Regulatory authorities enforcement powers
  • Carriers
  • Carriers, brokers and dealers
  • Revocation of registration
  • Offences
  • More...

Waste carrier's/broker’s registration—compliance, enforcement, offences and appeals

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Environment Agency (EA) has published a series of temporary COVID-19 Regulatory Position Statements (RPSs) to minimise risks to the environment and human health, where compliance with certain regulatory requirements is not possible due to COVID-19. COVID-19 RPSs have been issued in several sectors including waste management, water industry and agriculture. If the conditions of the COVID-19 RPS are complied with, then the EA will not normally take enforcement action. For more information on COVID-19 RPSs, see Q&A: What does coronavirus (COVID-19) mean for environmental compliance in areas such as environmental permitting?

Compliance

Carriers are required to:

  1. register with the Environment Agency in England and Natural Resources Wales in Wales

  2. produce authorisation (eg certificate of registration) when requested

  3. not to transport controlled waste without registration unless operating as an exempt carrier

  4. provide information requested by the regulatory authority

  5. update registration information with 28 days where there have been any changes

Brokers and dealers are required to:

  1. register with the Environment Agency in England and Natural Resources Wales in Wales

  2. update registration information within 28 days where there have been any changes

Enforcement

Carriers

The enforcement body in relation to a carrier’s obligations under the CP(A)A 1989 and SI 2011/988 are the Environment Agency (EA) in England and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) in Wales.

Under the CPAA, local authorities (as waste collection authority) can

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