The Environment Act

Your company has a DUTY of CARE to take all reasonable measures to:-

  • Prevent the unauthorised or harmful disposal of waste by another person.
  • Prevent the escape of the waste from your or any other person`s control.
  • Ensure the transfer of waste, is only to an authorised person or to a person for authorised transport purpose.

You must ensure the proper and safe disposal of waste even after you have passed it on to another party such as a waste contractor, scrap merchant, recycler, local council or skip hire company. The Duty of Care has no time limit, and extends until the waste has either been disposed of or fully recovered.

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