UK relaxes hazardous waste regulations

As of the 1st of April 2016, companies located in England no longer need to register their premises with the Environment Agency if they produce, store or carry more than 500kg of hazardous waste.

Previously, all companies were required to complete a form and register their premises, however, businesses are now spared obligatory tax registration as a producer of hazardous waste, and rules concerning consignment notes have been relaxed.

It should be noted, however, that the new law only relates to those businesses located in England as companies based in Wales or Scotland, for example, still have to follow the usual procedures.

This measure was strongly welcomed by stakeholders in the sector, not only because it reduces the administrative burden, but also because the annual registration fee will no longer apply, leading to savings for companies.

Author: greentechjournal

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