An accredited consigner is a person we appoint to support waste producers to meet their waste duties.
From 1 July 2021 an accredited consigner can help you:
- classify and manage specific types of priority waste
- send waste to a lawful place
- create waste records and track waste.
Waste producers who use an accredited consigner can build their own knowledge about classifying and managing priority waste and reportable priority waste.
You don’t need to use or become an accredited consigner to pick up multiple collections in a single load of waste (milk runs).
Responsibility for meeting waste duties
While an accredited consigner can help waste producers, they don’t take on their waste duties. Both waste producers and the accredited consigner must meet their obligations under the law.
Working with an accredited consigner is optional. It’s one way to show us you’re taking reasonable steps to meet your waste duties and track your reportable priority waste.
If you’re interested in becoming an accredited consigner, you can apply to EPA. We’ll provide a list of accredited consigners on the public register from July 2021.
Laws in place until 1 July 2021
Accredited consigners are different to accredited agents. The accredited agent role won’t exist after 1 July 2021.
Using Waste Tracker
The laws around transporting hazardous waste are changing from 1 July 2021. Waste transporters, producers and accredited consigners who create waste records for producers, must use Waste Tracker to transport reportable priority waste.
A series of guides are available to help you complete various tasks. The guides you’re likely to need are listed on the:
Reviewed 27 May 2021