Duty of Care

We will manage all your legal responsibilities in documenting and reporting your transfer of waste. For more information on your obligations with regard to waste management, see www.environment-agency.gov.uk or contact a Trade Waste Team representative on 0208 736 6762

Businesses have a legal 'duty of care' to ensure that any waste they produce is handled safely and within the law.

Waste disposal

  • Use suitable bins with tight fitting lids
  • Ensure your waste is taken by a registered waste carrier.
  • Keep a copy of the Waste Transfer Note.

If you do not use a reputable waste service to remove rubbish and cannot prove otherwise you may be fined or prosecuted.

Home based

If your business is home based, any waste you produce is classed as business waste and you must treat it as such. It must be kept and disposed of separately from your household waste.