Waste brokers make arrangements on behalf of others to handle, transport, dispose or recover controlled waste, but do not handle, transport or dispose or recover the waste themselves. A broker shares responsibility for the proper transfer of the waste with the holders before and after its transfer. As they control what happens to the waste, brokers are legally responsible for the arrangement. Waste brokers include waste dealers who acquire waste and sell it on.
Waste brokers are required to register with the environmental regulator of their main place of activity.