Waste and recycling


  1. Register or renew as a waste carrier, broker or dealer (England)

    Register or renew registration with the Environment Agency to transport, buy, sell or broker waste.

  2. Green Deal: energy saving for your home

    Green Deal home and business energy-saving improvements - assessments, repayments, Home Improvement Fund scheme

  3. Dispose of business or commercial waste

    Business waste management in England - your duty of care, waste collection, licences and waste transfer notes

  4. Classify different types of waste

    How to classify and describe your business waste so you can know how to manage and dispose of it - what you need to do, List of Waste (LoW) codes, technical guidance

  5. Hazardous waste

    How to deal with hazardous waste from your business in England - your duties, licences and registration, storage, collection and transport.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Access the public register for environmental information
  2. Register your waste exemptions: environmental permits (England)
  3. Waste classification technical guidance
  4. Discharges to surface water and groundwater: environmental permits
  5. Packaging waste: producer responsibilities
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News and communications

  1. Government sets out plans to overhaul waste system
  2. Company director pays cost of staying silent in waste investigation
  3. North East man fined for permit breach
  4. Spot-checks on Hertfordshire waste-carriers
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Research and statistics

  1. ENV23 - UK statistics on waste
  2. UK statistics on waste
  3. Ambient gamma radiation dose rates across the UK
  4. ENV18 - Local authority collected waste: annual results tables
  5. ENV24 - Fly tipping incidents and actions taken in England
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Packaging waste: changing the UK producer responsibility system for packaging waste
  2. Waste and recycling: making recycling collections consistent in England
  3. Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers (bottles and cans)
  4. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance fee 2018
  5. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Business Plan 2019 to 2022
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. New nuclear power stations: initial assessment of General Nuclear System’s UK HPR1000 design
  2. Landfill following public health incidents
  3. Radioactive particles in the environment around Dounreay
  4. Waste Metric Dashboard: January 2019
  5. Customer Notice: 2019-001 Waste Forecasting Submissions January 2019
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