Our advice about giving your waste to other people is this: If you have waste you have a legal ‘Duty of Care’. The Duty of Care applies to everyone involved in handling the waste from the person who produces it to the person who finally disposes of or recovers it. Duty of Care is one of the main ways to combat flytipping.
Giving your waste to other people
There are some simple rules to follow including keeping your waste secure so it doesn’t leak or blow away and if you give your waste to someone else (like a waste contractor) it is your duty to make sure that you:
- Check the person can take it - ask them to produce evidence that they are authorised to carry waste. If they can’t do this do not give them your waste — contact the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506.
- Ensure the waste goes to a proper site - licensed or exempt.
- Give the person a transfer note - this must include a description of the waste and be signed by both of you. Keep copies of your transfer notes for a minimum of two years.
- Ensure that from 28 September 2011 a declaration is signed on the transfer note to indicate that the waste management hierarchy of options has been applied
Please go to the enviroment agency website for full details of all legislation that need to be adhered to email@example.com
Under the law everyone has a duty of Care for their waste!