Three quarters of waste companies back electronic waste transfer system


A survey undertaken by the Environment Agency has found that 72 per cent of large- or medium-sized waste operators are keen to use its electronic duty of care (edoc) system.

The free online system is being developed by the Environment Agency in partnership with the waste sector ahead of a January 2014 roll out.


It is intended that the edoc system will provide an alternative to waste transfer notes. The Environment Agency says edoc will save companies time on filing and searching for records, as well as giving businesses easy access and tools to interrogate their own waste data and identify opportunities to improve efficiency, reduce waste and cut disposal costs.

Environmental Services Association (ESA) director general Barry Dennis said: “The new edoc system is set to have a huge impact in the waste industry. It overhauls the current paper-based system and transfers it online, which will make the process more efficient and effective.

“ESA has supported the development of edoc, working closely with the project team throughout the system’s development to ensure it is as easy to use and as fit for purpose as possible. We will be supporting the launch and implementation of edoc and helping to promote the use of edoc across the waste industry.”