Consultation outcome

Red tape challenge: alternatives to waste transfer notes and other aspects of waste regulation

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

There were 67 responses to the consultation (61 for England and 6 for Wales).

Original consultation


Seeking views on providing greater flexibility around the use of Waste Transfer Notes and minor amendments to waste carrier legislation in England and Wales.

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Consultation description

This consultation proposes greater flexibility in the way information on the description of wastes may be completed as an alternative to the use of Waste Transfer Notes. It clarifies how registered waste carriers can show their ‘authority to carry waste’ when required to. It also recommends additional offences the Regulators can take into account when registering waste carriers, brokers and dealers.

This consultation follows on from the recommendations in the red tape challenge on waste themes.

This consultation will be of interest to any person or business that either transfers or receives controlled waste in England and Wales.

Published 9 December 2013
Last updated 15 May 2014 + show all updates
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