Local Businesses Warned On “Duty Of Care” Responsibilities

Duty Of Care Responsibilities

Are you a business owner? There are certain responsibilities for businesses when it comes to waste. Are you aware of your waste duty of care?

Local Businesses Warned On “Duty Of Care” Responsibilities

Every business in England is legally responsible for what happens to its waste, from the date it is first produced until it is finally recycled or disposed of. This includes including all of the storage and handling stages in between and is known as the ‘duty of care’.

Businesses must:

  • Always use a registered waste business for the collection, recycling, recovery or disposal of commercial waste;
  • Register as a transporter if you transport your own waste;
  • Follow certain restrictions if you move waste between countries.

The penalty is an unlimited fine if your waste is found up fly-tipped and you cannot prove that you took reasonable steps to prevent that from happening.

Waste Information Notes

Whichever way you dispose of your commercial waste, you have to make sure that you complete Waste Information Notes for all the waste originating from your business. You have to keep these Waste Information Notes for at least two years and must make them available for inspection by authorised people from the Council or the Environment Agency when asked. If you fail to produce Waste Information Notes on request to the Council or the Environment Agency, it is an offence, and you can be given a Fixed Penalty Fine of £300. It simply does not make sense to cut corners when it comes to commercial waste.

Martlands Skip Hire

When you dispose of your commercial waste through a licenced waste collection service like Martlands Waste Management, we will ensure that all the necessary paperwork is completed. Don’t risk a fine: use a fully licensed waste carrier and exercise your waste duty of care. To discover more about hiring a skip, call Martlands Skip Hire on one of our regional numbers below:-

Ormskirk Skip Hire 01704 779345
Wigan Skip Hire 01942 417456
Kirkby Skip Hire 0151 909 6399
Chorley Skip Hire 01257 752399
Leyland Skip Hire 01772 364399
Bootle Skip Hire 0151 909 6399