If you produce, transport, or receive hazardous waste you will be regulated by the Hazardous Waste Regulations.
Find out what hazardous waste is and read technical guidance WM2, to determine if your waste is hazardous waste. This has been updated since the regulations changed in April 2009.
If you produce, transport or manage hazardous waste, find out about:
Premises in England and Wales where hazardous waste is to be produced or kept may need to register annually (Updated - regulations changed in April 2009).
A consignment note must be completed to accompany hazardous waste when it is moved from any premises. Find out about consignment note procedures and the role of the producer, carrier and consignee.
You must keep certain records about your hazardous waste. Find out what you need to do here.
If you receive hazardous waste that has been produced somewhere else or recover/dispose of your own hazardous waste, find out about:
Find out what information you must send to the waste producer and to us, detailing waste movement, disposal and recovery.
Further information is available:
Read more information on: landfill of hazardous waste; regulatory position statements, which detail where the Environment Agency stands on important issues and the solutions we call for; derogations, where a consignee return has to be completed differently for certain types of waste; frequently asked questions; and other hazardous waste topics.