No-deal Brexit: DEFRA urges waste firms to review export contingency plans

Waste firms should review their export contingency plans in case of disruption at ports should the UK crash out of the EU without a deal, the government has warned.

In a statement published on Monday afternoon, the government said that while all existing consents authorising the export of hazardous or green-list wastes will remain valid, there may be impacts on waste exports as a result of changes to border controls.

The government said that disruptions at container ports are not expected, but “there may be some delays at ports which operate ‘roll-on, roll-off’ systems”, with the Port of Dover predicted to be the most affected. Waste exports using the Eurotunnel may also experience disruptions, it said.

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