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Waste shipment website nearly ready for launch

The Environment Agency (EA) is close to launching a website for exporters of waste under the International Waste Shipment (IWS) Regulations.

In May 2015, the EA announced it had commissioned a one-stop site for those wanting to:

  • apply for waste export notifications
  • create pre-notifications of shipments
  • record shipment data
  • monitor shipments

Its latest newsletter for stakeholders with an interest in the movement of waste says the platform is expected to be available to use in late spring this year.

“Our developers are building the website now, taking account of the comments our IWS customers made in interviews in early 2015. We are working with people from IWS businesses to test the website at each stage of its development, to make sure that the website works.”

The EA has also reported that it will start using new bank accounts from 29 February.

“Further details will be published closer to the time. But the existing accounts will have a redirect facility, and customers will be advised that payments have been redirected automatically.

“We are currently assessing how this will affect payments received via the Clearing House Automated Payment System or international payments.”

The newsletter adds that a new enquiry mailbox askshipments@environment-agency.gov.uk, in use since December 2015, was proving to be a valuable resource, “judging by the volumes of enquiries that we have been dealing with recently”.

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