The Environmental Protection Act 1990 places all businesses under a Duty of Care in terms of how they store, transfer and dispose of waste. More information about the Waste Duty of Care can be found here. Council officers inspect businesses to ensure that they store, transfer and dispose of waste responsibly. They also stop vehicles that are carrying waste and make checks on the vehicle, the waste and the required documents. All of this aims to reduce fly-tipping and protect the environment.
Residents are placed under a limited Duty of Care. If a resident disposes of waste, other than through the Council waste and recycling services, they must make checks to ensure that the person they transfer the waste to is a Registered Waste Carrier. Ask the person for their Registered Waste Carrier number, and then check it online here or by telephoning the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506. In addition to it being a criminal offence to fail to check, if the waste is then fly-tipped, they could also be held responsible for that offence.
Contact Environmental Health
Telephone 01543 462621 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: 21/05/2020