What is waste transfer note?
A waste transfer note (WTN) is a document which identifies, among other things, the name and address of your waste collector. The WTN will have to provide two years of evidence of having a waste transfer agreement. The dates on the waste transfer note will need to cover up to and including the date of the notice.
Are waste transfer notes a legal requirement?
A waste transfer note is a document which must accompany every movement of inert and non-hazardous waste. It is a legal requirement to keep copies of all waste transfer notes for a minimum of two years. A hazardous waste consignment note (HWCN) is the document required for the movement of hazardous waste.
What is the difference between a consignment note and a waste transfer note?
A hazardous waste consignment note is just a more detailed Waste Transfer Note, because it covers the movement of waste from a commercial premises that contain hazardous material. By law, any movement of waste should have relevant paperwork showing the Duty of Care in the form of a waste transfer note.
What is the meaning of waste transfer?
A facility where solid waste materials, including yard waste, demolition materials, and household refuse, are transferred from small vehicles to large trucks for transport to landfills, recycling centers, and other disposal sites.
How can I check a waste transfer note?
To check that your contractor has a valid a waste carrier licence call the Environment Agency on 08708 506506 and request an instant Waste Carrier Validation. Alternatively check the online waste carrier register at www.environment-agency.gov.uk Write a waste transfer note (WTN) for 2.
How long is a waste transfer note valid for?
Waste transfer notes (WTNs) and a consignment note are required when there is movement of controlled non-hazardous waste. These need to be kept on file and accessible for 3 years. Note that for Hazardous Waste, a ‘Hazardous Waste Site Code’ is required to be allocated to each site disposing of such wastes.
What regulation governs the requirements of a duty of care controlled waste transfer note?
the Environmental Protection Act 1990
The duty of care legislation makes provision for the safe management of waste to protect human health and the environment. This code of practice (the Code) is issued under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (the EPA).
Who needs a waste transfer note?
The only requirement for a waste transfer note is when they deliver that waste to a tip. On the other hand, if the contractor engages a waste carrier to remove the waste, then a transfer occurs onsite between the two parties and a waste transfer note is required.
What is the purpose of a waste transfer station?
Waste transfer stations are industrial facilities where solid waste is sent to be staged before heading to its final destination, such as a landfill or waste-to-energy facility. Waste at transfer stations can originate from commercial or residential properties.
How do waste transfer stations work?
Waste transfer stations are industrial facilities where municipal solid waste, or MSW, is temporarily held and sorted before heading to a landfill or waste-to-energy plant. Garbage trucks that run city routes drop off their trash here before it’s loaded onto larger vehicles and shipped off.
Who is responsible for a waste transfer note?
Who is responsible for producing it? It is common practice for the party receiving the waste to produce the waste transfer note but both parties are responsible for making sure the information is accurate and both must sign the document and keep it for two years.