From January 2014 a change in legislation will require pest control companies to register as a lower tier waste carrier with the Environment Agency. Registration is currently free of charge and lasts indefinitely. Pest Control News has been informed that the current registration form does not allow registration for certain business activities including pest control.
The Environment Agency is aware of this and will be amending the form before the January 2014 deadline.
There will not be any enforcement action by the Environment Agency for businesses failing to register in these circumstances. If challenged, pest controllers should reiterate that their business activity is recognised by the Environment Agency as having lower tier status.
For further information please click here. The status of the registration form can be checked here.