Posted: 02/11/2023

Response To Consultation On Introducing Digital Waste Tracking Services

On 21 October, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) published the government response on the consultation outcome for the proposed introduction of a mandatory digital waste tracking service. This aims to make it easier to track waste and resources produced from waste throughout the economy.

There were 713 responses to the consultation made in the first quarter of 2022 (read the summary by clicking here) with the governments reply including:

  • Designation of waste types.
  • The decision of what items will be tracked.
  • Existing data reporting requirements.
  • Details on what information will need to be recorded.
  • Information on recording disposal and recovery.
  • Dangerous goods.
  • Waste hierarchy.
  • Service use.
  • Recording information in real time.
  • The recording process.
  • Season tickets.
  • Roles and responsibilities.
  • Requirements for the digitally excluded.
  • Data access, retention, and sensitive information.
  • Offences enforcement and regulatory functions.
  • Charges.
  • Implementation
  • Costs, savings and impact assessment.

To read more about the proposal and the government’s response to the consultation, please click here.