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Your waste, your responsibility:

All businesses that produce waste must, by law, have appropriate arrangements for storing, transporting and disposing of any waste coming from their premises.

Businesses must be able to provide a valid waste transfer note from a carrier licensed by the Environment Agency – go to GOV.UK: waste transfer notes.

You risk being fined £300 if you don't have the correct documents.

Any business that produces waste must make sure:

  • waste on their premises is safely contained in appropriate receptacles
  • steps are taken to prevent waste spilling or blowing away, and clean up any that does
  • waste is transferred to a registered waste carrier
  • a waste transfer note is completed and jointly signed with the person or organisation who carries the waste
  • the waste transfer note must describe the type of waste, how it is contained and how much of it there is
  • the waste hierarchy must be applied before the transfer takes place and recorded on the waste transfer note
  • the waste transfer note must be kept for a minimum of 2 years

For more information, go to GOV.UK: dispose of business or commercial waste

Further Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.