what is a waste transfer note

What is a Waste Transfer Note?

Waste transfer notes are an important aspect of legally compliant rubbish removal, yet customers and businesses often have inquiries regarding their purpose, required information, and usage. Removerr, a waste clearance company in Northern Ireland, specialises in responsible rubbish removal, asbestos removal, oil tank removal, and various other services.

What is a Waste Transfer Note?

A waste transfer note is primarily utilised when a business needs to dispose of waste from their premises. It is essential for businesses to complete and sign a waste transfer note, keeping it on record for a period of 2 years. This document should be provided if an officer from the Environment Agency or a local authority enforcement officer requests it.

A Waste Transfer Note (WTN) is a document that is required to be completed when waste is being transferred from one location to another. The following information is required to be included on a WTN:

1. Company Name and Address: The name and address of the company generating or producing the waste should be clearly stated.
2. Signature of a Member of Staff: A member of staff from the company should sign the document, confirming that they understand and agree with the waste transfer.
3. Type of Waste: The type of waste being transferred should be accurately described. This may include, classification, and quantity, (weight).
4. Date and Time: The date and time when the waste transfer is taking place should be noted on the document.

In addition, the waste company receiving the waste also needs to provide certain information on the WTN:

1. Company Name and Address: The name and address of the waste company that is handling the transfer should be provided.
2. Vehicle Registration: The registration number of the vehicle that will be used to transport the waste on the day.
3. Signature: A representative from the waste company should sign the document, acknowledging that they have received the waste.
4. Waste Management Facility: The waste company needs provide information on the waste transfer station that is receiving the waste.

Waste Transfer Note vs Consignment Note

It is important to note the distinction between a waste transfer note and a consignment note. In Northern Ireland, a consignment note, also known as a prenotification, must be used for the transportation of all hazardous waste.

These consignment notes can be obtained from the Northern Ireland Environmental Agency (NIEA). Before hazardous waste is removed, a consignment number is assigned to the prenotification form and emailed to the NIEA to inform them in advance of the planned waste removal. Using a waste transfer note for the removal of other forms of waste, does not require the business or waste company to notify the NIEA.

Are WTN Required for Domestic Waste Removal?

In Northern Ireland, it is not mandatory to provide waste transfer notes to domestic customers. However, Removerr offers waste transfer notes to all business customers. If domestic customers wish to have a waste transfer note as part of their waste removal service, Removerr can provide a copy for their records. This will serve as proof that Removerr is licensed and that the waste is disposed of legally and responsibly.

It is worth noting that Removerr recycles over 80% of all the waste it collects in Northern Ireland. The company works closely with various waste transfer stations and waste management facilities to process hazardous waste. Whether you need waste removal services for commercial or domestic purposes, contact Andrew at 07434 691 809.