Currently any site that produces over 500 kg of hazardous waste per annum, must register as a producer with the EA and receive a Premises Notification Code unique to the site. This code forms part of the individual consignment note.
As from the 1st of April 2016 sites that produce 500kg of hazardous waste will no longer need to register as a hazardous waste producer.
The change is part of the government’s ‘cutting red tape’ programme and will mean a change to the current consignment note identification.
From the 1st April the consignment note will consist of the first six letters or digits of the site name followed by 5 letters or numbers to identify the consignment note.
Also, on 1st April 2016 the Hazardous Waste Regulations will be adjusted to adopt only the 2007 series of SIC codes; the 2003 codes will no longer be applicable. All other steps within the hazardous waste process remain the same.