Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

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  Duty of care - Your waste responsibilities

…NIEA: Registered carriers / transporters database SEPA: Registered waste carriers and brokers In Scotland, certain types of organisation and carriers of certain waste types, such as animal by-products waste, mines and quarry wastes, and agricultural waste, are exempt from waste carrier registration… read more

  Waste carriers - Who needs to register

waste, you must register with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) or the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) as a waste carrier. Controlled waste includes commercial, industrial and household waste, as well as hazardous waste. Most radioactive wastes and explosive wastes are… read more

  More storage handling & transport of waste

…Application form to register as a professional collector or transporter of waste See our guidance on Waste carriers, brokers and dealers If you transport hazardous/special waste you must: * keep it separate from other wastes * use sealed and clearly labelled containers * check that it is transferred… read more

  Waste businesses

…special waste * Waste carriers, brokers and dealers * Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) * Waste site directories * Receiving hazardous / special waste * Receiving waste or sewage * Storing waste or sewage * Transporting waste or sewage * Waste & sewage landfill operators * Wasteread more

  Waste carriers, brokers and dealers

…(SEPA) as a waste carrier. Controlled waste includes commercial, industrial and household waste, as well as hazardous waste. Most radioactive wastes and explosive wastes are controlled by other regulations. Radioactive substances and waste All businesses can register as waste carriers including… read more

  Waste

…of waste carriers, brokers and dealers as well as exempt waste activities. Waste (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2011 SR 127 Requires businesses to apply the waste management hierarchy, introduces a two-tier system for waste carrier, broker and dealer registration, establishes waste prevention… read more

  Waste carriers' responsibilities

…revoked or withdrawn. You can apply for registration as a:

  • waste carrier and dealer
  • waste carrier and broker.

You can get application forms to register from the NIEA.

If you had a waste carrier certificate before 8 April 2011, you don't need to do anything. When… read more

  Waste carrier, broker and dealer registration

…a two-tier registration system for waste carriers. Waste carriers transport controlled waste as part of their business. Waste brokers arrange for other businesses' controlled waste to be handled, transported, disposed of or recovered. Waste dealers buy waste from other businesses to sell it on.… read more

  Waste carrier, broker and dealer environmental legislation

carriers and managers of waste to keep records and use waste transfer notes.

Controlled Waste and Duty of Care Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2013/255 (as amended) Clarify classification of wastes as… read more

  Waste

waste' in Scotland, to cover all hazardous waste, and regulates waste carriers by requiring them to complete and keep consignment notes. Special Waste (Amendment) Regulations 1996 SI 2019 Amends 1996/972 by defining special waste in Scotland, to cover all hazardous waste, and regulates wasteread more

  Waste

waste Operating your landfill site Hazardous / special waste Reduce, reuse and recycle your business waste Waste carriers, brokers and dealers Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Waste site directories More storage handling & transport of waste More waste materials (A-D) More wasteread more

  Agricultural waste

controlled waste. Controlled waste includes agricultural waste, as well as commercial waste, industrial waste, hazardous/special waste, construction and demolition waste, and household waste.

The duty of care places obligations on you as a waste producer, and also on carriersread more

Whats new on NetRegs

  • Waste – Duty of Care Roles and Responsibilities

    The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.

    https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/waste-duty-care-responsibilities

  • Please let us know your thoughts on our new website

    What do you think about our new and improved website. We want your feedback on what you like, what you don’t like and ways we can continue to improve the website. Follow the link to complete the very short survey: NetRegs website – User feedback

  • NEW guidance on Environmental Management Systems

    We have recently updated and improved our guidance on Environmental Management Systems (EMS). You can find the guidance via the Environmental Topics tab or alternatively select the following link Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

  • Consultation on proposed changes to the packaging recycling business targets

    See NI Future legislation or Scotland Future legislation for details of the Consultation

  • NetRegs SMEnvironment survey 2016

    NetRegs has carried out a survey of environmental awareness among SMEs. There are separate reports for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • NIEA Guidance - Greenfield Excavated Matrials in Construction

    NIEA and the CEF have developed a Regulatory Position to promote Sustainable re-use of natural excavated material from Greenfield sites.

    NIEA: Guidance on the Regulation of Greenfield Excavated Materials in Construction and Development

  • New GPP 2 Above Ground Oil Storage

    The replacements for the PPGs are being developed. Now available GPP 2 Above Ground Oil Storage

  • SEPA Consultation on an Intergated Authorisation Framework

    SEPA is asking for your views on the proposals for integrated authorisations.

    Consultation documents

  • GPP 24 Stables, Kennels and Catteries

    NEW GPP 24 now available: Stables, Kennels and Catteries

  • ENDS Award Shortlist

    NetRegs has been nominated for 3 ENDS Awards with the result being revealed on the 4th of May.

  • NetRegs wins an ENDS Environmental Impact Award

    Knowledge development category winners, see the END Awards

  • EIA (Agriculture) Regulations for Northern Ireland

    Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

    Read more on the DAERA website

  • Download our NEW leaflet today: Duty of Care for waste

    NetRegs have produced a new leaflet for Scottish businesses explaining what you must do to comply with YOUR duty of care for waste.

    Duty of Care for waste (Scotland) leaflet (PDF - 775KB)

     

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