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Verification of waste disposal carrier and site licenses on-line

It is a legal requirement for the producer of any waste to ensure that the collection and subsequent disposal is carried out by licensed contractors and facilities. It is often difficult to obtain copies of current waste carrier and site licenses and as carrier licenses expire every three years it is a constant battle to ensure updated copies are available.

But help is at hand. The Environment Agency provide an on-line database of licenses at www.environment-agency.gov.uk/publicregister

This database has various search options e.g. by name, address, post code, licence number etc. and provides details of licenses and expiry dates. This database provides an effective audit trail and is much easier than asking all contractors and facilities to provide copies of certificates.