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Hazardous Waste Consignee Returns


Message from the EA.
Following changes in July, hazardous waste consignee returns for Q3 (July-September) should be made using the new hazardous properties. To support members make the transition resulting from these legal changes to waste classification, we suggest submitting consignee returns using the new hazardous properties as follows:

  • Batteries previously H4, H5, H7 H8, H10, H14 now HP4 HP5, HP7 HP8, HP10, HP14
  • Undepolluted ELVs with hazardous components were previously H1, H3A, H4, H5, H7, H6, H8, H10, H12, H14 now HP1, HP3, HP4, HP5, HP7, HP6, HP8, HP10, HP12, HP14.

This is an interim position until the end of 2015/16 covering quarterly returns in Q3 & Q4 of 2015 and Q1 of 2016. During this period we will provide some technical support to ensure your members understand the full classification of ELV and associated wastes. This is part of our preparatory work for the depollution campaign (starting in April 2016) where we will be doing detailed checks to ensure that ELVs, batteries and other hazardous waste is correctly classified on the consignment notes and the consignee return reflects them.  
In the meantime further guidance on characterisation of hazardous waste is in WM3 which can be found using the following link - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/waste-classification-technical-guidance










Smoking in vehicles

First published:
17 July 2015
Last updated:
11 August 2015, see all updates

Update on new law on smoking in cars and other vehicles with someone under 18.

It's illegal to smoke in a vehicle with anyone under 18

From 1 October 2015 it will be illegal to smoke in a car (or other vehicles) with anyone under 18 present. The law is changing to protect children and young people from the dangers of secondhand smoke.

Both the driver and the smoker could be fined £50. The law applies to every driver in England and Wales, including those aged 17 and those with a provisional driving licence. The law does not apply if the driver is 17 years old and is on their own in the car.

Every time a child breathes in secondhand smoke, they breathe in thousands of chemicals. This puts them at risk of serious conditions including meningitis, cancer, bronchitis and pneumonia. It can also make asthma worse.

The law applies to any private vehicle that is enclosed wholly or partly by a roof. It still applies if people have the windows or sunroof open, have the air conditioning on, or if they sit in the open doorway of the vehicle. The law won’t apply to a convertible car with the roof completely down.