Do you know your responsibilities for your waste? This guide discusses the skip hire duty of care and some of the facts people often do not consider when it comes to waste disposal.
Your Skip Hire Duty of Care
Do you know what your legal responsibilities are when hiring a skip? Here is what you need to check before hiring a skip.
Is your supplier licensed?
The first thing to think about when it comes to waste disposal is whether your skip company is actually licensed to take your waste. A licensed skip company can show you a waste carriers’ registration, which is a legal document.
Is your waste going to a licensed landfill or waste transfer station?
In 2017-2018, England suffered a million fly-tipping incidents, with two-thirds coming from household waste – so you need to make sure your waste goes to a licensed location. Whether you are hiring a skip or disposing of waste yourself, you remain legally responsible for your waste.
Have you got a waste transfer note?
The next stage is to get a waste transfer note. It is proof that your waste was dealt with responsibly.
Here are a few questions that are answered on the form:
- Have you described the waste you produce?
- How is the waste stored?
- Who is producing the waste?
- Who is collecting the waste?
- Are they licensed and do they have a permit?
- Where is the waste being collected from?
- Where is the waste being disposed of?
- Is it licensed and does it have a permit?
Remember that a quick check before you hire a skip can save you a hefty fine. Make sure that you know your responsibilities regarding waste and keep those fly-tipping statistics down!
Martlands Skip Hire
To order a skip for your next project, just call the friendly Martlands Skip Hire office on a regional number below for a skip hire quote that is tailored to your needs. We’ll be pleased to help!
Ormskirk Skip Hire 01704 779345
Southport Skip Hire 01704 779345
Skelmersdale Skip Hire 01695 769123
Bamber Bridge Skip Hire 01772 364 399
Chorley Skip Hire 01257 752399
Leyland Skip Hire 01772 364399