What is the Waste Transfer Note?
A Duty of Care:Waste Transfer Note (WTN) is a legal document which, under the law, every business is required to have. The document serves to cover the business and the owner under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in relation to business or trade waste and proves that the business/owner disposes of or transfers their waste in a legal and responsible manner.
The document is valid for a certain period of 1 year, and must be retained by the owner/business for a period of 2 years after expiry.
The Waste Transfer Note, to be completed and signed by both parties must include:
- What sort of container the waste is in.
- The time and date the waste was transferred.
- Where the transfer took place.
- The names and addresses of both parties.
- Details of which category of authorised person each one is.
- If either or both of the parties, as a waste carrier, has a registration certificate, the certificate number and the name of the council that issued it.
- If either or both of the parties has a waste licence, the licence number and the name of the council that issued it.
- Reasons for any exemption from the requirement to register to have a licence.
Failure to comply with this legislation can lead to Fixed Penalty Charges and prosecution by the courts.Click here for more information on Waste Transfer Notes