Below is a reply from the company who will be dealing with our waste.I asked about the said registration.
Hi John, You are quite correct about the new legislation,it comes into force on the 16th July 2005. The Government and Environmental Agency have brought in a new law called "the New Hazardous Waste Regulations" which will replace the existing "Special Waste Regulations". The list of wastes included in this is substantial and includes such things as Used Oil,Cutting Oil, Batteries,Paint Waste,Paint Thinners Oil Filters, Brake Fluid,Fluorescent Tubes,Parts Washer Solvent,Contaminated Absorbents to name but a few. It is the responsibility of any site that produces Hazardous Waste to register their premises before 16th July. By far the easiest and cheapest way is the internet firstname.lastname@example.org, this will cost you £18.00 and you will receive your number straightaway (it comes in the form of 3 letters and 3 numbers) you can also register by telephone or letter. You only need to do this once per year and covers anyone who removes Hazardous Waste from your site. There are companies out there who will do this on your behalf but prices range from £35.00 to £85.00. It is more feasible to take 5 mins to do this yourself a nd save a bit money. My advice is to get the number yourselves so you know it has been done and has only cost you £18.00.
If after the 16th July a premise does not have this number it is illegal for anyone to remove waste from your site and it is illegal for the site to allow it to go. The fine for this has not been disclosed yet however I know that if paperwork is not filled in correctly it is a £300.00 fine for each misdemeanour.