Current Consultations and Enquiries

CIWM likes to respond, as best it can, to all consultations - therefore input from members is vital.  If you would like to submit a response to any consultation below please send your comments to the Policy and Technical Team on at least one week before the closing date of the consultation.

New consultations and closing date reminders are always posted on the Member Newsletter (previously known as News Online and is the weekly Technical Newsletter exclusive to CIWM members), this page shows the list of consolidated UK wide consultations that CIWM are aware of, however, CIWM will not necessarily be responding to every consultation in this list.

Responses to past consultations can be viewed using the links in the box on the right of this page.  If you require any further information please contact the Technical Team.

Current consultations awaiting response:

Consultation on additional policies related to Simpler Recycling in England - due 20 November 2023   
Following support at public consultation, the Environment Act 2021 amended the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to include new requirements relating to the separate collection of waste in England. In 2021 the government consulted on the detail to go into regulations, including on the materials in scope of collection, exemptions, and implementation dates. This consultation seeks views on related policies regarding the collection of waste from non-domestic premises and information to potentially be recorded on the new waste tracking service.

Second consultation on changes to technically competent manager (TCM) attendance at permitted sites - due 14 December 2023
Operators applying for an environmental permit for a ‘relevant waste operation’ must be members of (and comply with) a government approved technical competency scheme. Most existing waste environmental permit holders must also comply with a government approved technical competency scheme through the conditions in their permits.

In this consultation we are asking for your views on the details of the preferred approach for calculating technically competent manager (TCM) attendance and other rules associated with the attendance requirements and proposed guidance.


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