Are You Waste Compliant?

A waste duty of care applies to any business that produces waste. It is intended to make sure that waste is disposed of lawfully, and that it is recycled wherever possible. If you try to cut costs, then you risk using an unregistered waste carrier. If you do, then your waste might be fly-tipped – and if that happens, you could be liable for a fine. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are waste compliant.

Ensuring You Are Waste Compliant

Here are some eye-opening facts about waste:

  • 56% of UK companies are not fully complying with the duty of care and related regulations
  • 90% of non-compliant businesses aspire to comply when they are informed about it
  • 94% of non-compliant businesses are SMEs with fewer than 250 staff
  • A quarter of businesses that are no compliant put all of their waste into a single bin
  • 11% feel that cost is a barrier to complying with the regulations

What is my waste duty of care?

You must know:

  • Where your waste has gone – whether that is to a licensed landfill site, an Energy From Waste site or a recycling centre
  • How it is collected, transported and treated – you may not know that you are responsible for ensuring that the waste carrier you employ is appropriately registered as you are liable for the waste until it is legally disposed of
  • If all the paperwork is complete – when your waste is collected your waste carrier must provide you with both a Waste Transfer Note and a Consignment Note.

Martlands Waste Management Burscough

You are responsible for how the business you choose for waste management deals with your waste. Don’t take risks by using unlicensed waste carriers or you could be fined if your waste is found to be fly-tipped. Martland’s Waste Management is a licensed waste carrier servicing the Burscough and surrounding areas with skip hire and waste removal services. Don’t take a risk with waste removal: call us today on one of our regional numbers below.

Burscough Skip Hire 01704 779345
Wigan Skip Hire 01942 417456
Bamber Bridge Skip Hire 01772 364 399
Chorley Skip Hire 01257 752399
Leyland Skip Hire 01772 364399
Skelmersdale Skip Hire 01695 769123

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