Legislation

We have selected some helpful hints, which are offered only as a guide, to help avoid expensive fines and embarrassing problems!
  1. the waste is identified correctly.
  2. storage is safe.
  3. transfer notes are correctly completed.
  4. transfer notes must be retained for two years.
  5. the carrier of the waste is currently registered with the Environment Agency.
  6. the facility which will receive and treat your waste has a Waste Management License and fully complies with the latest regulations.

CONTROLLED WASTE:
Controlled waste means industrial, commercial & household waste.

DUTY OF CARE:
Under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, anyone who imports, produces, carries, keeps, treats or disposes of a controlled waste or, as a broker has control over such waste, has a legal duty to ensure:

  1. Controlled waste is identified and described on the waste transfer note so that the material can be managed in a safe and proper manner.
  2. Controlled waste is only transferred to, and transported by, persons authorized to do so.
  3. Controlled waste is not kept, treated or disposed of in contravention of section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
  4. Controlled waste is not kept, treated or disposed of in a manner which is likely to cause pollution to the environment or harm to human health.