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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

…Care) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 SSI 4 Requires a transfer note to be signed by the transferor and transferee of waste, specifies information to be included and requires copies to be kept for two years. Includes the use of SIC codes. Enables the use of electronic waste transfer notes. These… read more

  More storage handling & transport of waste

…In Scotland hazardous waste is called special waste. When you receive waste at your landfill, you must check the European Waste Catalogue (EWC) code given to the waste in the waste transfer note or consignment note. The EWC code classifies waste into hazardous waste, mirror hazardous waste 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

  Waste carriers, brokers and dealers

transfer note (WTN), or a hazardous waste consignment note. You must keep copies of waste transfer notes for two years and consignment notes for three years. See the page on completing waste transfer notes in our guideline: Duty of care - your waste responsibilities. Example of WTN for Scotlandread more

  Animal by-products and food waste

…recording the transfer of animal by-product waste. A commercial document is different from a waste transfer note or hazardous waste consignment note. DAERA: Animal by-products guidance (Northern Ireland) Animal and Plant Health Agency: Transport documents and records (Scotland) Record the date… read more

  Permits and licences - An overview

Scotland, or imported into Scotland from England or Wales. Exemptions from pre-notification 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 notesread more


waste management legislation, decommissioned tanks taken off site must be removed by a licensed waste carrier and must be accompanied by a waste transfer note. Tanks can only be disposed of at an appropriately licensed facility. In Scotland and Northern Ireland, you can find lists of licensed wasteread more


…controlled waste that requires all producers, carriers and managers of waste to keep records and use waste transfer notes. Controlled Waste (Duty of Care) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 SR 277 Amends 2002/271 to change the codes used on waste transfer notes to the European Wasteread 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

  More waste materials (E-W)

…nuisance Disposing of offensive waste Offensive waste is classified as non-hazardous waste. You must complete waste transfer notes for any waste that leaves your site. You must keep copies of all waste transfer notes for two years. You must ensure that your waste is stored, handled, recycled or… read more

  More general materials and equipment topics

…biodegradable waste. You must dispose of gypsum-based materials that are classified as hazardous waste in hazardous waste landfills. Scotland: The disposal in landfills for non-hazardous waste of gypsum wastes (Adobe PDF - 24KB) Powdered materials for minerals This guidance covers delivery, transferread more

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