New registration scheme for waste dealers

Proposals for a registration scheme for waste brokers were issued by the Department of the Environment (DoE) on 10 August.1 Up to 250 businesses will be affected - including some whose activities in arranging for waste imports into the UK have caused concern in recent years.

The registration scheme will implement Article 12 of the 1991 EC "framework" Directive on waste, which requires the registration of businesses which arrange for the disposal or recovery of waste on behalf of others where they are not already subject to some other authorisation system (ENDS Report 199, pp 34-5).

The DoE's proposals for implementing this requirement involve an extension of the registration scheme for waste carriers, which c

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