All hazardous waste will need to be separated and stored safely on-site
The Hazardous Waste Regulations replaced the Special Waste controls and hazardous waste producers were obliged to register by July 16th 2005 and on an annual basis thereafter.
Under the new regulations, producers or consigners of hazardous waste are required to register their premises on an annual basis. Producers must separate hazardous waste from the general waste stream. The regulations create cradle-to-grave documentation for the movement of hazardous waste. This requires licensed hazardous waste disposal carriers and treatment plants to keep appropriate records of hazardous waste and provide the Environment Agency with quarterly disposal and recovery figures.
All hazardous waste will need to be separated and stored safely on-site. The Environment Agency will visit both registered and unregistered sites to ensure that they are acting accordingly. They will issue fixed penalties to premises which fail to register, fail to complete or retain consignment notes correctly or fail to register mid-year following unforeseen hazardous waste output.
Any site of an industrial type, including factories, warehouses, distribution centres and workshops must register if any amount of hazardous waste is produced. Non-industrial sites such as shops and offices must register if they produce more than 500kg of hazardous waste a year.