Hazardous waste registration numbers are due to cease April 2016.

As part of the ongoing government drive to reduce "redtape" these numbers will no longer be required by producers of over 500kgs of hazardous waste per year.

The registrations used to cost £18 per year and consisted of 6 digits that went onto waste consignment notes and waste companies quarterley returns.

Here at Mason Metals the main beneficiaries will be our suppliers of lead acid batteries and refridgeration units.

However consignment notes will still be required and certain quarters have even mentioned possible increases in pricing (great!).

If you are due to renew your registration or need to dispose of 500kgs of hazardous goods before April you will need to register.