Scottish waste carriers to benefit from improved online registration service
SEPA Streamlines Online Registration
Waste carriers and brokers are to benefit from a faster streamlined online registration service launched by the Scottish environmental regulator SEPA.
The new registration service will take approximately five minutes to complete and is a fully accessible customer-friendly site with an instant cloud-based secure payment service. It replaces a temporary service that SEPA made available earlier this year following the cyber-attack carried out on the organisation.
If anyone transports waste or arranges to have it transported as part of their business, they must register with SEPA, even if they only deal with the transportation of waste occasionally. Failure to register could result in a fine of up to £5,000.
Simon Pattullo, the Product Owner in the Digital Licensing team at SEPA, said; “This new secure online registration system will bring huge benefits of improvements in speed, service, and efficiency for customers. This benefits not only the customer but SEPA as well, as it frees up our staff from admin to focus on regulatory activity.
“As part of the registration process, customers will now have their registration certificate sent to them embedded in an email to make it more accessible when they are asked to display it.
“The digital registration service makes it easier to do business with SEPA and is a positive way we have been able to build back an improved system following the cyber-attack and provide customers with an optimum service.”
In addition, SEPA is developing a new digital service to allow customers to renew existing waste carrier and/or broker registrations which will go live by the end of October 2021.
Ray Parmenter, Head of Technical and Policy at the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) said: “CIWM welcomes this new initiative from SEPA and believes it will be of great value to resources and waste operators in Scotland by making it much quicker and easier to register exemptions and registrations. We hope those who may not currently be complying with the legal requirements to register will take the opportunity to do so using this new streamlined system.”
To register please visit: www.sepa.org.uk/regulations/authorisations-and-permits/application-forms/waste-carriers-and-brokers/