B3.9 Role of the Regulator


The responsibility for waste regulation is shared between the Environment Agency (SEPA in Scotland) and the Local Authorities.


Details of the Environment Agency enforcement and sanctions statement and offence response options are available here:



SEPAs’s Better Waste Regulation position statement is accessible via the link below:



The Waste Enforcement Policy of East Northampton Council is available to download via the link below:



In Northern Ireland it is the Northern Ireland Environment Agency who are responsible for:

  • Duty of Care
  • Registration of Carriers and Brokers
  • Waste Management Licensing
  • Waste Management Licensing Exemptions
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Producer Responsibility
  • Packaging Waste
  • Packaging Waste – Accredited Reprocessors and Exporters
  • End of Life Vehicles
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Transfrontiers Shipment of Waste

The Environment Agency issue a document covering their enforcement action: “Cracking down on waste crime; Waste crime report 2011-2012”. This report is available here: EA Waste Crime Report