Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

What does a consignment note look like?

Consignment notes

A consignment note has different sheets, one for everyone involved in the transfer of hazardous/special waste.

You can get copies of consignment notes from your environmental regulator when you purchase the unique code for your shipment. Regulator supplied consignment notes are colour coded and named as reminder of which parties must get a copy of the note.

They are also carbonised so that when top copy is completed a copy of the information is made onto all the sheets.

Copy For:
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Pre-notification to regulator White White
Producer Blue N/A
Consignor - person having the waste removed Green Green
Carrier Yellow Blue
Consignee - the final destination of the waste Pink Pink
Deposit - (To NIEA or SEPA) Yellow Yellow

 

You can get copies of consignment notes from your environmental regulator when you purchase the unique code for your shipment.

If you are the consignor – the person organising the movement of waste from the site it was produced, you must keep the Green Copy of the consignment note for 3 years after the movement takes place.

The different coloured copies are for the records of the others involved in the movement of the waste.

In Northern Ireland you must also send the white copy to the NIEA at least 72 hours before the waste collection takes place and keep a blue copy for the producer of the waste, if different from the consignor.

 

Further information:

DAERA NI: Guide to consigning hazardous waste

SEPA: One page editable consignment note

 

In this Guideline

What is Hazardous/Special Waste and who is involved in its transfer?

What you need when hazardous/special waste is removed from your site

PRE-notification of movements of hazardous/special waste

What does a consignment note look like?

Different types of collection for hazardous/special waste

How to complete a consignment note

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