As a business, you have a duty to ensure that any waste you produce is handled safely and within the law. This is your 'Duty of Care'.
The following sections give useful starting points towards fulfilling the Duty of Care obligations.
What your business is required to do
The specific requirements are set out in The Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991. This requires all businesses to
When organising waste collection you are advised to ensure that the contractor has the appropriate licence. You can search licenced contractors via the Environment Agency.
Where to go for guidance
To find out about your legal obligations as a business and how to manage your waste, you can draw on the resources and expertise offered by;
Between these organisations, a wealth of information is provided, including information on the following aspects
The publication Waste Management, The Duty of Care, A Code of Practice (ISBN 0-11-753210-X) is available from Stationery Office bookshops or by phoning 0870 600 5522.