Waste Transfer Notes or Waste Declaration Forms are used by the producer of waste to disclose the type of waste that needs collecting. In this blog, we will aim to explain all the parts of the Waste Declaration Form.
Companies that produce waste are legally required to comply with standards and determined laws relating to the waste they are producing. Part of this is categorising the waste produced. These documents will need to be completed prior to Site Waste collecting any waste, as the Waste Declaration Form is part of our pre-acceptance checks.
The form will need to be completed by the site to allow Site Waste to legally and safely collect and dispose of the waste. Once completed with as much detail as possible, the waste will be collected by one of our Site Waste tanker fleets.
Please note that Site Waste does not accept hazardous waste currently.
Each form will need the waste producer’s details on it, how the waste was generated, the volume and physical state of the waste. Along with this, the form will need the relevant and correct European Waste Code (EWC). Unsure of the correct EWC? You can have a look at the full list of EWC here.
If you are uncertain of what type of waste it is, for an extra charge we can arrive on-site and take a sample. The sample is for the disposal facilities’ acceptance and there will be no analytical data provided from this sample. If you’re unsure, please do give us a call on 0800 371994.
All waste is collected legally and safely and removed and disposed of at the correct facilities for the waste. All waste is collected as per Site Waste’s duty of care. All waste transfer notes are available on request.
The LOW (List of Waste) serves as a common encoding of waste characteristics we see within waste products.
The classification of waste and assignment of codes for identification has a major impact on how the waste is transported and disposed of.
In simple terms, if you are a regular generator of either trade or industrial waste which needs disposing of then the Duty of Care legislation makes it a legal requirement for you to identify your waste (using the LOW) and assign the relevant six-figure code on your waste declaration form.
It is incredibly important that a declaration form should also contain a full written description of the waste in addition to the EWC code provided.
If you need any help or have any questions, please feel free to give us a call on 0800 371994 or check out our website here.
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