Simple Guide To Waste Duty Of Care

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Simple Guide To Waste Duty Of Care
A waste duty of care applies to any business that produces, transports, treats or disposes of waste as a result of its activities. In practice, this includes every business in the UK – from the very large to the very small.

Simple Guide To Waste Duty Of Care

This duty of care has been in place since the enactment of the Environment Protection Act, which became law in 1990. You have a duty of care for your waste that can be legally enforced. Failure to comply can lead to fines. The Duty of Care starts from the very moment you produce the waste and continues beyond the authorised waste contractor you choose to deal with it. You must satisfy yourself that you have you managed the waste correctly on your site, and also that the person it is given to is permitted to deal with it and handles it correctly.

What is my waste duty of care?

You must be aware where your waste has gone – whether to a licensed landfill site, a recycling centre or an Energy From Waste site.

You must know how it is collected, transported and how it is treated – you are responsible for ensuring the waste carrier you employ to move it is registered and you are liable for the waste right until it is disposed of.

Some paperwork must be completed and retained  –when they collect your waste; the waste carrier should provide you with a Waste Transfer Note and a Consignment Note detailing what was collected and how they will deal with it.

Martland’s Waste Management Burscough

Don’t ever take the risk of using an unlicensed waste carrier. You could face a fine or even prison if your waste is fly-tipped. Martland’s Waste Management is a licensed waste carrier, and we service the Burscough and surrounding areas with waste removal services. Don’t take a risk: call on one of our numbers below:-

Seaforth Skip Hire 0151 909 6399
Litherland Skip Hire 0151 909 6399
Penwortham Skip Hire 01772 364399
Orrell Skip Hire 01942 417456 
Sefton Skip Hire 0151 909 6399