Advice for business

Any waste that comes from a commercial activity is business waste.

If you use part of your home to run your business then any waste from that part is business waste.

Business waste also includes any waste that comes from

  • construction
  • demolition
  • industry
  • agriculture

Your business is legally responsible for its waste until you recycle or dispose of it. This includes all storage and handling costs. This responsibility is called your 'duty of care'.

You must

You have extra responsibilities if you are dealing with hazardous waste

You face an unlimited fine if your waste ends up fly-tipped and you cannot show that you took reasonable steps to prevent it.

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