The Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991 is a law which says that businesses must take all reasonable steps to keep waste safe.
- The waste must be stored safely and securely and must not cause pollution to people or the environment.
- The waste must be packaged in suitable containers so that it cannot fall out, blow away or escape from the receptacle.
- The waste must be secured against unauthorised removal as far as is reasonably practical. Security should be sufficient to prevent the breaking open of containers and removal of waste by vandals, thieves, animals, accident or weather.
- Businesses must ensure that the person removing the waste is either from a local authority or a licensed waste collection company. They will be authorised to remove waste and transport and dispose of it safely.
- The business must provide a written description of the waste to the person who removes it. This is known as a waste transfer note and must be completed by both persons involved in the transfer.
View the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the legal observations of businesses under the Duty of Care regulations.
We can provide a full range of waste collection and disposal services including:
- Refuse collection and using a range of containers to suit every businesses need. We can issue sacks where bin storage may be a problem.
- A clinical waste collection and disposal.
- Removal of one off loads or items.
Business Rates do not cover the removal of waste from business premises. A commercial waste collection service can be from as little as £3.93. Contact us for a competitive price.
South Derbyshire District Council
Commercial Waste Manager
Tel: 01283 228707
Fax: 01283 221664
Online: contact form
email: firstname.lastname@example.org - please include your name and address on your email, as it helps us to send a reply with the correct information much faster
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