The carriage of waste is primarily controlled by a system of documentation (either paper or electronic) that is designed to accompany the load. It is illegal for any transport operator who is not registered with the Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW), the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) or the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), to handle or move controlled waste. Additional safeguards apply to hazardous waste consignments.

This topic details the rules and regulations that apply to the carriage of waste in the UK and the responsibilities carriers have to ensure waste is safely transported.

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