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This consultation ended 26 March 2018.

Consultation period:
15 January 2018 to 26 March 2018
Last updated:

Summary of outcome

A summary of responses (external link) is now available.

Original consultation

We want your views on proposals to reduce crime and poor performance in the waste sector.

Consultation description

We are consulting jointly with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs on proposals that would:

  • raise the standard of operator competence across all permitted waste sites by strengthening the regulator’s assessment and enforcement powers
  • reform the waste exemptions regime
  • introduce a fixed penalty notice for householders who fail to transfer their domestic waste to an authorised waste carrier or waste site.

This consultation is being held on DEFRA.GOV.UK