Red Tape Challenge: Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other Aspects of Waste Regulations

Closed 20 Jan 2014

Opened 9 Dec 2013


The Red Tape Challenge stated that it is burdensome for some small businesses to fill in Waste Transfer Notes. In response the Government is proposing greater flexibility around Waste Transfer Notes as well as making two minor amendments to legislation relating to waste carrier registration and enforcement.

The Consultation proposes;

  • Clarifying the use of alternative documentation to record the written description of waste currently recorded on Waste Transfer Notes;
  • Inviting possible revisions to the information that currently comprises the written description of waste;
  • Reinstating the procedures on how waste carriers can produce evidence of their authorisation to transport waste when this is not done at the time of a request by an enforcement officer;
  • Adding to the list of relevant offences the Environment Agency / Natural Resources Wales can take into account when registering waste carriers, brokers and dealers.

The consultation will be open for submissions from Monday 9 December 2013 until Monday 20 January 2014.


  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations
  • AWBs
  • Environmental campaigners
  • Animal welfare campaigners
  • Trade Unions
  • Employment Agencies
  • Food Business Operators
  • Licensed Gangmasters
  • Food Industry
  • Vets
  • Operators of animal gatherings
  • Abattoir Operator
  • Livestock show ground operators
  • Manufacturers of livestock identifiers
  • All Marine Users
  • Government Departments
  • Government Agencies
  • Devolved Administrations
  • Coastal Members of Parliament
  • Coastal local authorities
  • National Park Authorities
  • Recreation sector
  • Coastal Management sector
  • Aggregates sector
  • Energy sector
  • Industries and professional services
  • Ports and Harbour Authorities and Estuaries
  • Water/water Industry sector
  • IFCAs
  • Angling Organisations and Trade
  • Fishing Focus individual recipients
  • Walkers
  • Horse riders
  • Families
  • Students
  • Farmers
  • Fishermen
  • SME businesses
  • Energy suppliers
  • Water suppliers
  • Leisure industry
  • Tourism industry
  • Insurance industry
  • Horticulture Industry
  • Shellfish Cultivators
  • Tenant Farmers
  • Agricultural Landlords
  • Agricultural Valuers
  • Land Agents


  • Waste and recycling