To keep up with several factors, the Environment Agency (EA) is proposing an increase to waste shipment fees.

October 5, 2023

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To keep up with several factors, the Environment Agency (EA) is proposing an increase to waste shipment fees.

The EA is looking to raise waste shipment fees in order to recoup enforcement costs. Waste shipment charges haven’t been updated since 2012 and due to changes in legislation, market, environmental standards, and cost increases, the current set fees no longer cover the cost of work required.

The EA added that it has a responsibility to recover the costs of its normal activities so that the burden doesn’t fall to the taxpayer. Part of the proposal from the EA will be to update the waste shipment charges annually to keep up with inflation.

“Currently, the cost of these regulatory activities is greater than the fees we charge. We have a responsibility to avoid passing on costs to the taxpayer and a commitment to fairness and transparency,” said Steve Molyneux, EA Deputy Director of Waste Regulation.

“Our proposed changes will reflect the full cost of the chargeable services we provide – ensuring we continue to protect the environment internationally, as well as people’s health, safety and wellbeing. Notification controls are crucial – they allow us to work with the UK’s waste industry and our partners around the world to ensure waste movements are correctly managed and don’t cause harm to the environment.”

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