EA to reopen Definition of Waste Panel in June
The Environment Agency is introducing a new discretionary Definition of Waste service from June 2018 that will provide formal opinions on the waste status of material.Â
In England, if you produce a product from waste you will be able to ask for the Environment Agency’s opinion on the waste status of your material.
Customers will pay an initial fee of Â£750 when they submit a request for a definition of waste opinion. The Environment Agency will then provide a cost estimate of further work needed to complete a full technical and legal assessment; this will be based on Â£125 per hour plus VAT.
Before the service is available you can do a self assessment using theÂ IsItWaste toolÂ and theÂ Definition of Waste Service checklist.Â
The regulator suspended theÂ Definition of Waste Panel in September 2016.Â
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