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Your responsibilities

It is an offence to put waste or recycling from a business into a domestic bin, or to take it to a Household Waste Recycling Centre.

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 says all businesses, regardless of their size, must manage and dispose of their waste waste responsibly. All businesses must manage and dispose of their waste responsibly.

They must store waste appropriately and securely; check it is transported and handled by people authorised to do so and that the site it is taken to is authorised to accept it.

They should also complete waste transfer notes to document all waste you transfer and keep them as a record for at least two years.

Contact us to set up a trade waste collection. Once your contract has been signed your service can be up-and-running within seven days.

The Environment Agency can provide you with information on registered waste carriers and disposal sites. They also have a useful website where you can find disposal sites for specific materials.

Waste Resource Action Programme, more commonly known as WRAP, offers UK businesses free, independent advice and support on practical ways to increase profits, minimise waste and reduce environmental impact. This government funded programme can help make your business more competitive and profitable, and ensure that you always comply with environmental legislation.

Also, have a look at Right Waste, Right Place. This website has been created to offer practical advice to businesses to help them ensure they are meeting their ‘Duty of Care’ obligations under Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.