Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

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  Waste Transfer Note

…complete them">waste transfer note (WTN) is a document that details the transfer of waste from one person to another. You must ensure every load of waste you receive or pass to others is covered by a WTN. The only exception is when you receive household wasteread more

  Duty of care - Your waste responsibilities

…with a waste carrier and a waste processor, you must check the carrier is registered and the waste processor has the necessary licence or exemption to accept your waste. Further information Find your nearest waste site Waste Transfer Notes - How to complete them A waste transfer note (WTN) is… read more

  Waste carriers, brokers and dealers

…a duty of care for controlled waste that requires all producers, 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 ‘household’, ‘commercial’, or… read more

  Transferring waste checklist for Scotland

waste transfers if all of the following stay the same: the parties involved in the transfer (the waste producer and the waste carrier or waste disposal business) the description of the waste transferred the place the waste is transferred from one person to the other. Keep waste transfer notes for at… read more

  Permits and licences - An overview

…Certain types of hazardous waste movements are exempt from pre-notification. See the page on moving and transferring hazardous/special waste in our guideline: Hazardous/special waste Use consignment notes when moving hazardous/special waste When you move hazardous waste from your premises it must be… read more


…off-site. Store and dispose of all waste responsibly. Don't mix different types of waste, you can save time and money if you segregate wastes as they are generated. Keep signed waste transfer notes (WTN) or consignment notes for all waste that you dispose of or transfer from your site. You must keep… read more

  More waste treatment processes (A-O)

waste type. If you comply with the criteria, the product you recover is not considered to be waste so you can use it without needing to follow waste management controls. For example, if it is not classed as a waste, you do not need to transport it using a waste carrier or with a waste transfer note.read more

  Cutting your carbon emissions

…SEPA unveils new waste to resources framework A new framework for tackling waste has been unveiled by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), focussing on how SEPA will support a circular economy in Scotland. One Planet Prosperity – A Waste to Resources Framework * Waste – Duty of Care… read more


…on the list of waste. Introduces amendments to the list of wastes in the European Waste Catalogue. The changes come into effect on 1 June 2015. Recently Added Legislation 2014 The Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 SSI 4 Requires a transfer note to be signed by… read more


…Check that your waste ends up where your waste carrier says it does. You should check periodically that your waste is being disposed of correctly. Ensure that every time someone else takes waste away from your site it is covered by a waste transfer note. Keep waste transfer notes for at least two… read more

  Pathogens from laboratories and production facilities

…work with a biological agent classified as being HG3 or HG4 and some that are classed as HG2. HSE: Guidance notes on Notifications HSE: Online Notification form Manage waste safely Waste materials from your laboratory may contain parts of animals and materials that are classed as animal by-products.… read 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.


  • 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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