Were you aware that the responsibility lies with you as a business owner to ensure that you look after your waste? You are responsible for any harm that comes to the environment as a result of its storage, transportation or unlawful disposal. Many people just assume that the company who picks it up from you takes on responsibility for it, but this is only the case if all of the paperwork has been completed accurately. Get your business waste duty of care wrong, and you may be prosecuted!
Your Business Waste Duty Of Care In Three Easy Steps
You can follow these three simple steps to keep on the right side of the law.
- Store your waste appropriately and in secure containers. Think about the impact on the environment.
- Ensure your waste is only ever handled by authorised people or businesses, and always keep any paperwork as evidence.
- Complete a waste transfer note to document all the waste that you transfer, and make sure you include the appropriate European Waste Code (EWC). You need to keep these records for two years.
- Remember that the Waste Duty of Care is the responsibility of the waste producer. So, even if you know nothing about waste you still need to look after yourself and ensure the waste is handled
A Burscough waste management service like Martlands can help you to fulfil your responsibilities and stay on the right side of the law.
Martlands Skip Hire Burscough
As a business owner, you are responsible for how the carrier you choose for waste management handles your waste. Don’t take a risk with an unlicensed waste carrier, or you could face a fine if your waste ends up being fly-tipped. Martlands Waste Management is a fully licensed waste carrier specialising in Burscough skip hire and Burscough waste removal services. Don’t take chances with waste removal and know your business waste duty of care: call us today on one of our local numbers below:-
Ormskirk Skip Hire 01704 779345
Maghull Skip Hire 0151 909 6399
Wigan Skip Hire 01942 417456
Chorley Skip Hire 01257 752399
Skelmersdale Skip Hire 01695 769123