What is the Duty of Care all about?
It is all about making sure your waste does not cause any environmental problems or ends up being fly tipped.
1) The waste has to taken by someone who is licensed and authorised to take waste. Check that they are authorised and ask them to produce there waste carriers license.
2) The wast must go to a licensed waste transfer station or landfill site.
3) You will need to have a "transfer note" for the waste including a description of what type of waste is being transported. (when ordering a skip from BH SKIP HIRE we will complete a transfer note of your behalf and give you a copy)
4) The transfer note needs to include:
The name and address of the producer of waste.
The registered carrier of the waste.
Where the waste will be going to.
Description of the waste and container that it is transported in.
The transfer note needs to be signed and kept for at least 2 years.
For your own protection, if a person offers to take your waste without issuing a duty of care they may be action illegally and involving you and your wast in fly tipping.
Duty of Care to prevent fly tipping
All householders (producers of waste) in England have a responsibility to ensure their rubbish is passed on to authorised carriers only. Those householders not taking reasonable measures to do so, could face fines of up to £5000. Waste cowboys and calling tradesman can make huge sums of money by charging to take rubbish away illegally, before dumping it down the nearest country lane. If that rubbish is traced back to the premises it came from, the waste producer (householder) can now be fined!
Waste Transfer Note Example