Consignee returns are reports on any hazardous waste received, treated or disposed of by a business (the ‘consignee’).
You’re a waste producer or holder
You should get consignee returns every quarter from the consignee dealing with your hazardous waste.
Ask for consignee returns in writing if you do not get them – you need them to keep records.
You should contact the Environment Agency and stop using a waste business if they do not provide consignee returns.
You’re a consignee
You must send consignee returns every quarter to the:
- Environment Agency
- the waste producer or holder
You must send separate consignee returns to the Environment Agency and the waste producer or holder. You cannot send copies of the same document to both.
Read the consignee returns guidance for help with filling in your consignee returns.
Send consignee returns to the Environment Agency
Fill in the consignee returns spreadsheet.
Read the consignee returns guidance for other ways you can send your returns.
|January to March||30 April|
|April to June||31 July|
|July to September||31 October|
|October to December||31 January|
Fees are per consignment of waste and depend on whether the consignment formed part of a multiple collection (eg came from multiple locations) or not. The fees are:
- single consignment - £10 (electronic returns) or £19 (paper returns)
- multiple collection - £5 (electronic returns) or £10 (paper returns)