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Defines Hazardous Waste – to include waste considered to display particular hazardous properties and introduced a consignment note for the transfer of such waste. Producers, carriers and disposers are required to keep a register of consignment notes.
Tractability of Consignment notes - In line with 2016 amends all notes from 1 April 2016, if waste is produced in England, will need to amend the first six characters of your consignment note code (currently the premises registration number), replacing them with the first six letters or numbers (not symbols) of the business name.
The producer should ensure consistent use of the organisation name in this regard. ‘EXEMPT’ will not be valid. Only 2007 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes can be used.
During collection, transportation and temporary storage, the waste must be properly packaged and labelled in accordance with international and community standards. Accurate records of hazardous waste (Consignment Notes) must be kept for 3 years. These must include the six-digit EWC code. Hazardous waste includes all waste materials that are potentially toxic/dangerous to humans and the natural environment e.g. oil; solvent-based paints; fluorescent tubes and computer monitors.
The company must classify the waste, ensure carriers have permits and complete consignment notes
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