• We provide an efficient and cost effective process for recycling waste lamps, in compliance with the WEEE regulations.
  • We can provide this as a FREE recycling service because we are funded by our Members, the lighting industry and operate as a not for profit WEEE lighting compliance scheme.
  • We are the leading WEEE compliance scheme in the UK specialising in all lighting in scope of the WEEE regulations.
  • We collect all WEEE lighting in scope of the WEEE regulations.
  • The Recolight recycling service is provided for Recolight Members, their customers and end users.
  • Luminaire recycling is provided for our Members’ non-household obligated waste.

There are occasions where you may be charged, these are outlined in the Recolight Service Level Agreement.

You can  avoid any unnecessary charges if you follow our advice for managing your site and lamp collections

And our lead time for a collection is 10 working days.


If you are a signed up Recolight collection point, go to Recoweb to book your collection on line.

If you are new to Recolight, have a look at our recycling services below.


Are you a lighting producer?

  If you import lamps into the UK, manufacture in the UK or rebrand then you need to be

a member of a compliance scheme.

  If this applies to you we will need your WEEE compliance number.

  Please refer to our page for Lighting Producers .


We make our service available in order to collect sufficient waste lamps to discharge our producer members’ annual lamp recycling obligations. As tonnages collected may vary through the year, and obligations will change from year to year, we may either be open to accept new collection points, or may be at full capacity and unable to take on new collection points.  The service is also subject to minimum volume requirements, to ensure we collect waste in the most efficient manner.



More than 1000 lamps in 3 months

  • We can provide you with a container, free of charge, and recycle your lamps free of charge too.
  • You will be added to Recoweb, our collection booking system.
  • If you are a wholesaler, you can choose to have an open collection point for all your customers.
  • Open collection points are added to our collection point map, for new customers to find you too.

Complete an application form



Less than 1000 lamps in 3 months

  • You can lease a Recolight container.
  • Collection and recycling is free.
  • If you are an electrical wholesaler, you could use this option and advertise FREE lamp collections for your existing and potential new customers, We can add your collection point to the Recolight map.

Complete an application form



One off – Adhoc collections

For relamp projects and sites that do not generate regular large quantities of lamps:

  • We provide one off collections for quantities of over 1000 lamps.
  • We provide containers on a short term lease.

Complete an application form



Luminaire collection is a  free service for Recolight members’ obligated waste. Minimum requirements apply.

Complete an application form

We have an open network for small volumes of luminaires.

Have a look at the Recolight map to find one close to you.



  • We have a network of open collection points. These are located at electrical wholesalers across the UK.
  •  Call the contact number listed for the collection point to check they have space for your lamps!
  • And complete a consignment note, without this you may be charged for the Wholesaler to complete on your behalf.
  • Refer to our section The Paperwork for help to complete consignment notes.

Have a look at the Recolight map to find one close to you.


To be completed for service option 1, 2 or 3

Decide which service you need from those listed below, and then

Complete an application form   

We will contact you within five working days to discuss your application.



Free lamp recycling for your customers

When you join our network, you can choose to have an open or closed collection point.

As an open collection point, we will add you to our collection point map, helping to advertise your business to new customers.

Benefits of advertising your FREE lamp recycling service

Many of the wholesalers with an open collection point in our network have experienced an increase in business, especially with customers buying products to replace that which is being recycled.

  • Showing that you are offering a service that helps local businesses and consumers deal with waste lamps may encourage those businesses to come back to you to buy more lamps. It may also be unique in your local area.
  • Offering additional services and adding customer value are key for businesses looking to identify ways of retaining their customer base whilst attracting new ones.
  • Demonstrating that your business is taking its environmental responsibilities seriously is an important way of attracting new business, and companies that can better help their customers meet their own environmental goals will have an edge over the competition.


Additional services to offer your customers

One off collections

If you have a customer planning a building relamp we provide an ad-hoc collection service. This service is free and is for quantities over 1000 lamps.

Complete an application form

Your regular customers

If your customers collect large quantities of waste lamps, to save them the hassle of bringing these back to you, we could set them up as a Recolight collection point. If they collect 1000 lamps every three months the container is free, if less than that, we have a lease option.


Recolight collection point logoCollection Point logo

We want you to celebrate the success of your collection point and have a collection point logo for you to use to highlight your WEEE compliance credentials.

The logo also demonstrates to new and current customers that you are part of the UK’s largest and most successful WEEE recycling network.

Contact us for print and digital formats of the badge.




Helping you stay compliant

As a Recolight collection point there are environmental, health and safety regulations with which you should comply. This is to control the risks associated with the storage and management of hazardous waste.

Our Recolight Service Level Agreement (SLA) has been written to make sure that you and Recolight are compliant, and to keep your service free.


Keeping your service free

The Recolight service is free, however, you will be charged for:

  • A failed collection.
  • Less than 200kg of waste lamps.
  • Excess contamination and broken lamps in your container.
  • Lost or stolen container.
  • Excess waiting time.

This can all be easily avoided if you:

  1. Tell us of access restrictions to your site and your site opening times – this must be done at the time of booking your collection on Recoweb.
  2. Arrange your permits and exemptionsfrom your Environment Agency.
  3. Look after your containers and provide safe and secure storage.
  4. Only collect lamps included in the WEEE Regulations.
  5. Stack your lamps to avoid breakage, and in compliance with health and safety standards.
  6. Remove all packaging from lamps; containers are for lamps only, not paper, cartons or other hazardous waste.
  7. Book your collection on Recoweb, our collection booking system.
  8. An RB19 container holds 250kg, to ensure you have the optimum weight book you collection when your container is 90% full.

Collection point audits

The Recolight service level agreement states that we may carry out inspections and audits of your collection point.

This is for us to confirm that all terms in the SLA are being met and to help with your compliance.

You may also be audited by the Environment Agency.


Recoweb is the online booking system for all Recolight collection points that are part of our network and signed up for regular collections.

When you sign up to be a Recolight collection point, you will receive a username and password.

If you’ve forgotten your password, you can reset it on line.

Consignment notes

If you’re in England & Wales you can complete consignment notes on Recoweb. You can retrieve these from Recoweb to print.

This is only available in England & Wales as there is a different Pre Notify system for Scotland and Northern Ireland – see our pages for consignment notes.

Collection history

You can view a history of all your collections too, along with the weight that has been collected at your site for each collection.

Recoweb video guides 

The following are each under 2 minutes long and talk you through the process of:

you will need a google account to view these videos.

Recoweb guides to download and print 


We provide a free container, collection and recycling if you collect 1000 lamps every three months.

If you collect less than 1000 lamps in three months,  you can still benefit from our free collection and recycling by renting a container from us.

We have a lead time of six to ten working days, so please don’t wait until you can fit no more lamps in.

Our containers are designed for the storage of waste Gas Discharge Lamps and LEDs included in scope of the WEEE regulations pending collection for recycling.

NB The RC containers are for backhauling, and not designed to be stored outdoors.

The Recolight RB19

  • Delivered flat packed with instructions for simple assembly.
  • Lid must be secured if stored outside.
  • Front drop flap for easier user access to the container and to minimise lamp breakage.
  • Return collar above the base to increase rigidity of the container, ease transport, collection and stacking.
  • Removable tray to ensure encapsulation of the waste and provide secondary bunding. This is to be fitted on set up and not removed.
  • Signage on the outside detailing what the container is for and also safety information.

> Recolight RB19 container assembly instructions PDF downloadContainers_spec

For more information please contact us


More than just lighting

Recolight provide FREE lamp recycling.

We can do this because we are a not for profit company, funded by our Members in the lighting industry.

For signed up Recolight lamp collection points, we can collect and recycle general WEEE too – providing you with a complete WEEE service.

WEEE that we collect

  • T.V’s, VCR & Camcorders
  • Computer monitors, printers, faxes
  • Light fittings: luminaires, lighting equipment
  • Power tools, garden tools, small lawnmowers
  • Small household appliances
  • IT, telecoms equipment, cables, connectors
  • Electronic games, toys, sports equipment
  • Mobile phones, recording equipment, cameras
  • Monitoring & control instruments, medical devices

To sign up, please contact our customer service team on 020 8253 9750.



Completing a risk assessment

LampStackingA risk assessment identifies all hazards that exist on your site and works out how best to control those risks to an acceptable level.

It is an important step in protecting both workers and the general public, as well as ensuring compliance.

If managed in the correct way, the storage and collection of waste lamps should present a low risk to all who access your site.

Points to consider when looking at the hazards and risks associated with the storage and loading of waste lamps:

  • Lamps should be gently placed into the container and stacked neatly to minimise breakage.
  • Linear and non linear lamps should be placed in separate containers.
  • Provide supervision around the container when lamps are being loaded.
  • The container lid should be closed and the container secure when not in use.
  • We ask you all to follow all instructions given to you by Recolight.
  • Wear the correct personal protective equipment; this includes cut resistant gloves when handling lamps to reduce the risk of cuts or abrasions.
  • Outside of working hours the containers must be secure to prevent public access to the waste lamps.
  • Provide a spillage procedure to deal with broken lamps.
  • Do not accept broken lamps into your site from customers. You have the right to refuse.
  • The containers are for waste lamps in scope of the WEEE regulations, packaging or out of scope lamps should not be placed in them.
  • Adequate and clear signage.


RB19 Assembly & loading instructions

Recolight RB19 Guidance for use

Remember that there is a risk of mercury inhalation when handling and storing waste lamps which is significantly reduced when the lamps remain intact. Following these procedures will help to reduce this risk.

You can find more information to help you complete a risk assessment on the Health and Safety Executive website.



Storing waste lamps, luminares and batteries

To provide you with a free collection and recycling service, we ask you to ensure your waste lamps and luminaires are stored correctly in your containers.
It is a requirement of the Hazardous Waste Regulations that all types of hazardous wastes are stored separately.

Your Recolight RB19 and RC6/8 containers are for storing gas discharge lamps and LEDs only. They must contain no other type of waste.

We ask that:

  • Your containers are stored in an area where they cannot be tampered with, damaged or stolen.
  • Open collection points have a level of supervision in the area of the containers during opening hours – this is to stop unauthorised access or damage.
  • You don’t accept broken lamps at your collection point, to help minimise the risk to your site.
  • If your Recolight container is damaged, please tell us so that we can arrange a replacement.


Storing waste lamps

  • To avoid breakage, all waste lamps should be stacked neatly and not thrown into containers.
  • All packaging must be removed.
  • Wherever possible, linear and non linear lamps should be placed in separate containers.
  • Broken and incorrect storage of lamps causes fugitive mercury emissions which could enter your local work environment.
  • Incorrect stacking and breakages will cause problems for our transport company who may be unable to empty the containers in the correct way. This will increase the possibility of exposure to mercury emissions.
  • Correct stacking will reduce damage during transport.
  • The container lid should be replaced and secured when not in use and unsupervised.


Correct assembly and use of RB19


Special advice for storing 

Storing luminairescorrect stacking of luminaires

The Recolight luminaire collection and recycling service is for our Members’ obligated waste.

The following guidelines must be followed for storing luminaires:

  • Waste lamps and luminaires must be separated.
  • Batteries must be removed from emergency lighting, and placed in your battery container.
  • Your skip must be collected full and contain only luminaire waste.
  • You will be charged if your collection weight is less than 500kg.


 Storing batteries

Recolight only collect small portable batteries.

  • The maximum gross weight of batteries that can be collected by Recolight is 330kg per collection. This weight includes containers and any inert filling used.

Recolight DO NOT collect the following:

  • Large batteries,
  • Lead acid batteries for vehicles,
  • Batteries containing potassium hydroxide,
  • Batteries that require ‘activation’ (eg by adding a liquid before use) to allow them to function,
  • Lithium and Lithium ion batteries.

For safety, they must be stored separately from all other battery types.

Batteries can short circuit giving rise to fires

If the batteries are not fully discharged then there is substantial risk of a battery fire from short circuits.

A battery fire has the greatest potential when relatively high energy is passed through wires during a short circuit

The wires can spontaneously combust when touched together which will then lead to a battery fire. Ruptured or damaged batteries can leak electrolyte which can be hazardous and in some instances a ruptured battery can catch fire (e.g. primary lithium batteries).

Lithium batteries tend to be more hazardous than other batteries due to their ability to retain their electrical capacity for long periods and because they contain elemental lithium, any rupturing / short circuits can lead to explosive/high temperature fires.

Correct storage of batteries will minimise risk of fire

Recolight collection points must comply with the following. This is to minimise risks arising from the storage and handling of batteries.

Containers to be used

  • UN approved containers – the weight of packed batteries must not exceed the threshold of the container with inert filling.
  • The container must meet the packing group 2 performance level.
  • Non UN approved container – maximum allowed gross weight of batteries is 30kgs per container. This includes the weight of container and any inert filling material.
  • If gross weight is above 30kgs, a UN approved container must be used.
  • Containers must be of a material that does not conduct electricity.

Managing your battery container

  • If steel containers are used, a robust insulating plastic liner is required.
  • An inert filling of non-conductive, non-combustible material such as sand should be used to fill spaces in battery containers to reduce fire risk.
  • Battery containers and lining bags must be kept tightly closed to remove the supply of oxygen from the container and reduce fire risk.
  • Batteries must be protected from rain. Water presence could corrode batteries casings giving rise to leakage and fire risk.

Battery storage

  • If any of the batteries have trailing wires these should have their ends securely taped up with insulation tape
  • Ideally cut off trailing wires where they leave the casing in such a way that there is no possibility of the cut ends touching each other.
  • Metal strapping (eg Band-it) around batteries should only be used with caution and in such a way that the metal could not give rise to a short circuit and resulting potential fire.

To learn more about the risks associated with batteries please refer to guidance issued by the Health and Safety Executive.


Guidance to help you complete the paper work for:

  • Moving waste lamps – waste carriers licenses
  • Storing waste lamps – exemptions and permits
  • Consignment notes (waste transfer notes)

Processes and forms for the management of WEEE lighting vary for each UK country,

We have sections for each process for each country to guide you through your requirements to stay compliant, along with links to apply for licences, exemptions and consignment notes.

If you are struggling, please contact us.

Links to UK environment agencies:


You need to register with the agency in the county of your principle business.

Cross border arrangements are in place for Scotland, Wales and England. There are no cross border arrangements for Northern Ireland. Therefore if your business is primarily in Scotland, but you move waste in England and Wales and Northern Ireland, then you only need to register in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Click on the regions below to read more:


The Waste Regulations 2011 introduced a staged and tiered system for registration of waste carriers. This came into force in January 2014.

No Registration required if you carry waste that you have produced on a one off basis. But if you start to do this regularly, you will have to register as a lower tier waste carrier.

Lower Tier Waste Carriers – For waste producers transporting their own waste. There is no charge to register and the registration only has to be done once as it lasts indefinitely.

Upper Tier Waste Carriers – For all who transport waste which they don’t produce i.e. not their own. This applies to all who are not exempt or in lower tier.

The cost is £154 and is valid for three years.

Links to the Environment Agency

For more information on waste carrier licences
please go to the Gov.UK website

You will also find definitions of waste carriers, brokers and dealers here.


In Scotland, you do not need a licence to be a carrier, instead, you must notify SEPA at least three working days in advance and the waste must be moved within one month of the given expected date.

If you carry your own waste (excluding construction and demolition waste) you need to complete a simple registration form and send it to SEPA. There is no charge for this registration which is intended to implement the Waste Framework Directive provisions and is required by The Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) Regulations 2011.

If you carry third party waste, e.g. collecting from your customer, you need to register as a waste carrier as required by The Controlled Waste (Registration and Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations 1991 (as amended). You must to complete an application form (hard copy only) and send together with payment to SEPA.

The current cost £174 for 3 years, £119 for renewal.

SEPA Guidance and application form


The Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 place a legal requirement on companies or individuals who transport all categories of controlled waste, to apply for registration.

It is a criminal offence to transport waste without being registered with NIEA that carries a maximum fine of £5,000.

Lower Tier Waste Carriers – required from the NIEA for ALL waste producers transporting their own waste, irrespective of the frequency. There is no charge to register and registration is indefinite.

Upper Tier Waste Carriers – For all who transport waste which they don’t produce e.g. collecting from your customer’s site. The cost is £135 (£69 renewal) and is valid for three years.

NIEA Guidance and application form



Storage exemptions

Storage exemptions enable low risk waste operations to be undertaken without complex permit controls. These are generally limited to small quantities of waste for use, treatment or storage.

All exemptions require your waste to be stored:

  • In secure containers with weatherproof covering.
  • In such a way that the glass is not broken.


Click on the regions below to read more:


A Non Waste Framework Directive (NWFD) exemption allows you to store at any one time:

  • 30 m3 of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
  • 50 m3 of non-hazardous waste that isn’t WEEE that will be recovered elsewhere.
  • 5 m3 of waste, other than those mentioned above.

A NWFD does not require registration

Conditions for a NWFD exemption

  • If more than one type of waste is stored, the different types must not be mixed.
  • You can only store waste temporarily; generally no longer than three months.
  • You cannot receive payment for collecting waste or collect waste as your main business activity.

refer to the pages for waste exemptions

If you do not meet the storage requirements above – you must apply for a Section 2 exemption. This allows you to store up to 400m3 of WEEE in a secure container up to six months. There is no charge for an S2 exemption.

S2 exemption guidance

Apply for S2 exemption

Hazardous Waste Premises Code – HWPC


As of 1 April 2016, you no longer need a Hazardous Waste Premises Code for England. On your consignment notes and quarterly returns, simply enter the first 6 characters of your business name. This must be consistent across all forms.

After completing your first consignment note with your 6 character code on Recoweb, it will be automatically stored for you for future reference.


A HWPC is still required for Wales.

If you produce more than 500kg of hazardous waste in a 12 month period you must apply for a hazardous waste premises code with the Environment Agency. This would apply to virtually all our collection points as 500kg equates to two RB19 containers.

Under the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 (as amended), it is an offence to produce hazardous waste or remove such waste from a site, unless the site is registered with the Environment Agency.

  • Without the code, our recyclers will not be able to collect your containers, as it must be on all consignment notes for waste leaving your site.
  • The code must be renewed every 12 months and costs £18.
  • You must keep track of this and make sure you keep your code current. If your code expires, you will need to inform us of your new code and expiry date.

Link to Natural Resources Wales for HWPC


A simple exemption notification must be submitted to SEPA, this allows you to store up to 50 m3 of WEEE in a three month period.

The registration is: paragraph 48 exemption – storage of WEEE pending recovery elsewhere.

It is free and not time limited as long as the requirements of the registration are being met.

SEPA simple Exemption guidance and application


To store waste WEEE lamps you must apply for an exemption with the NIEA.

WEEE (Waste Management Licensing) Regulations (NI) 2006 provides exemptions from waste management licensing specifically for WEEE.

You have two price options:

  • Paragraph 50 registration, costing £598 per year
  • Paragraph 40 registration, renewable every three years, costing £825

Conditions for paragraph 40 and 50 are identical for lamps:

  • Maximum quantity 50m3
  • Maximum storage time: three months

NIEA paragraph 50 guidance and application

NIEA Paragraph 40 guidance and application


Consignment notes are used by the Environment Agencies in the UK to track the movement of hazardous waste.

They make sure the waste is managed responsibly from where it’s produced through to its final destination.

You must keep copies of consignment notes for three years – this is an environment agency requirement.

There are variations to completing consignment notes across the UK.


Click on the regions below to read more:


In England & Wales a consignment note has three copies, these are for:

  • Producers – Whoever produced the waste, either your customer or your own company.
  • Carriers – Whoever carried the waste to your site – if this was you should retain the copy, if it was your customer then your customer should retain this copy.
  • Consignee – This should be retained by the company who accepts the waste onto site – usually you, the collection point


Taking waste lamps to a Recolight open collection point

Before you drop your lamps at the collection point, you need to complete a consignment note, This is a triplicate form.

EA consignment note download

You will need to complete parts A,B,C & D as the producer and transporter of the waste and the Collection Point will complete part E.

Waste leaving your Recolight collection point

  • The Recolight appointed contractor will complete the consignment note on your behalf and bring it with them.
  • You sign this consignment note as true and correct, confirming that waste leaving the site matches what is on the consignment note.
    The top copy will be left with you.
  • When this waste arrives at our Recolight approved contractors site, they will complete part E of the consignment note and a copy will be sent back to you.
  • When received, you must attach this part E to the corresponding consignment note as evidence that the waste has been processed at an approved recycler.

N.B. For site licence number in part E, if exempt, annotate this field with NWFD exempt.

EA for guidance documents and example consignment notes.

Backhauling waste

If you are registered with the Environment Agency as a carrier to transfer waste from another site, you must complete a consignment note. If the site from which you collect produces over 500kg of hazardous waste in a twelve month period you will need their premises code. You can get this from the Public Register

The producers copy should be left at the site you move the waste from. You keep the carriers and consignee copy, which should be fully completed once the waste is accepted onto your site.

Receiving waste at your collection point quarterly returns

As a consignee, you must submit quarterly returns to the Environment Agency to document waste received onto your site.

The cost for a quarterly return is £10.

On this form, the consignment note code should be entered in the format   AAANN/QxYYC, where:

AAANN      Different for England & Wales – see note below*

Qx                  the number of the relevant quarter

Q1 – January to March

Q2 – April to June

Q3 –  July to September

Q4 – October to December

YY                    the year, so 16 for 2016

C                      Country –  insert E for England and W for Wales



Enter the first six characters of your company name. This must be consistent for all your consignment notes.



AAANN is your HWPC.

For your quarterly returns you only need to enter one specific code and entry for the whole quarter.

You do not need to do a form for each consignment.

Gov.UK guide to completing quarterly returns


Each consignment note has a unique code; this is £15 and can be bought by ringing your local SEPA office.

You will be sent your consignment note with the code printed on it, these can be bought in advance.

Pre-notification is required more than three working days and less than one1 month before the first load is moved.

This should be sent to consignee’s local SEPA office.

A consignment note has 5 copies with 5 sections labelled A-E which are:

pre-notification white SEPA Sent to your local SEPA office
deposit yellow SEPA Sent to your local SEPA office
consignee pink licensed facility Receives the waste for storage, treatment, disposal or recovery at a suitably licensed/permitted / exempt facility.
carrier gold carrier Transports the waste between the premises of the consignor and the consignee.
consignor green consignor/producer Causes the waste to be removed from the   place of production – this can also be the producer; the person who’s activities produced the waste.

Waste leaving your site

When you arrange a collection through Recolight, our carrier will bring the consignment note with them. You sign this consignment note as true and correct, confirming that waste leaving the site matches what is on the consignment note. The green copy will be left with you.

The carrier will send the gold copy to SEPA, and a copy to the producer to confirm that the waste has been treated.

Backhauling waste

You must notify SEPA at least three working days in advance and the waste must be moved within one month of the given expected date.

To do this, send the completed white copy of the consignment note to your local SEPA office, you can fax this, but will also need to send the original in the post.

Completing your consignment notes

The following is a summary to help you complete your consignment notes, a full can be found on the SEPA website.

  1. Determine classification of the waste
  2. Obtain note from SEPA
  3. Complete section A & B and send pre-notification (white) copy to your local office
  4. Complete section D before the waste leaves the site – confirm the carrier has completed section C
  5. Check that yellow, pink and gold copy travel with the Consignee.
  6. Consignee retains pink and yellow, the gold is returned to the Carrier and kept by them for 3 years
  7. Consignee sends yellow copy to SEPA

SEPA’s full guide to completing consignment notes, including address of your local office.

Visit the Scottish Environment Protection Agency website for more information.


Consignment notes are bought from the NIEA and cost £24. You can apply for these by fax or post, the request must be on your headed paper. You will receive consignment notes with a pre-printed consignment number.

To purchase your codes and download consignment notes

Northern Ireland Environment Agency

When you collect waste and deliver it to your collection point or receive waste at your collection point you need to provide a Consignee return or a completed consignment note to each producer from which you have received waste within 30 days of the waste acceptance.

This must take the form required in Schedule 8 of the NI Hazardous Waste Regulations.

The consignment note has six copies with five sections, A to E.

Each section is completed by the people involved  with each movement of waste. A copy is retained by those listed below.

Pre notification White NIEA
Deposit Yellow NIEA
Consignee Pink The licensed/permitted facility which receives the waste for recycling
Carrier Gold Carrier of the waste between the consignor/producer to the consignee
Consignor Green Person that wants the waste to be moved from the premises where it was produced, or is being held
Producer Blue Any person whose activities produce the waste.
The producer and consignor can be the same person

Waste leaving your site

The Recolight carrier will handle the production of your consignment notes and also pre-notify the NIEA for you.

  1. The carrier must agree with you, the information placed in sections A and B of the consignment note.
  2. The Carrier will complete part C of the form.
  3. You sign part D confirming what is being taken by the carrier is correct.
  4. The carrier will send the green copy to you.
  5. As the producer of the waste – you keep the blue copy.

Backhauling waste

You must notify the NEIA at least three working days in advance and the waste must be moved within one month of the given expected date.

To do this, complete part A and B, and send the white copy to the NEIA.

  1. Confirm that all sections of the consignment note are correct.
  2. Take the remaining copies with you when collecting the waste.
  3. Ensure Parts C and D are completed before the waste is collected and the required copies left at site Obtain signature of person accepting the waste, the consignee, in this case, yourself.
  4. Retain the gold and pink copies as the waste carrier and consignee (and the green copy if you are the consignor), send the yellow copy to NIEA.

Receiving waste at your collection point

When receiving waste at your site you must sign all remaining copies to confirm that you have accepted the waste.

  1. The gold copy should remain with the carrier.
  2. You keep the pink copy.
  3. The yellow copy should be sent to the regulator.

If you need any further help completing consignment notes please contact us



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