The Waste Duty of Care is one of the most important components of your waste collection procedures. It is, believe it or not, your responsibility for how your business waste is handled – even after you have disposed of it, in some cases! It takes effect the very moment that you produce the waste and it continues right up to the point that you hand it over to your licensed waste management contractor. More than half of UK businesses do not fully comply with the law in this area – find out how you can avoid contributing to waste crime.
Make Sure You Avoid Contributing To Waste Crime
A lack of compliance with the Duty of Care and other waste regulations has caused a substantial growth in waste crime. Such crimes tend to fall under the following acts:
- Illegal waste tips
- Tax avoidance
- Storing waste without a proper permit
- Illegally transporting waste in and out of the country
- Endangering the public and environment
Fly-tipping is the single most common crime that is caused by a lack of Duty of Care awareness. In 2014/15, the number of fly-tipping incidents in England alone was 900,000 – an 11% increase on the previous year. It cost local authorities more than £50m to clean it all up. Commercial waste is the next largest component of fly-tipping crimes. It rose by 18% over the same period.
Martlands Skip Hire BurscoughAs a business owner, you are ultimately responsible for how the carrier you choose for waste management handles your waste. Don’t take a risk by using an unlicensed waste carrier, or you could face a fine or imprisonment if your waste ends up being fly-tipped. Martlands Waste Management is a fully licensed waste carrier that specialises in Burscough skip hire and Burscough waste removal services. Don’t take a chance with waste removal: call us on one of our local numbers below now.
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