You will need this approval to be a consignor of controlled waste. A consignment authorisation is issued to a waste consignor (either a waste producer or a transporter acting on their behalf) by an approved receiving facility or by the EPA. It allows the transport of specified waste from a consignor to a receiving facility.
Controlled waste is any that can harm human health and the environment if it is not managed properly. It is produced by:
- Industrial or commercial activities
- medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical or other related activities
- activities carried out on or at a laboratory
- an apparatus for the treatment of sewage.