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
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'.
- keep waste to a minimum by doing everything you reasonably can to prevent, reuse, recycle or recover waste
- ensure you sort and store waste safely and securely
- complete a waste transfer note for each load of waste that leaves your premises
- check that your waste carrier is registered to dispose of waste
- not allow the waste carrier to dispose of your waste illegally (and report them to Crimestoppers if they do)
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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