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General duty of care
Anyone who produces, imports, keeps, stores, transports, treats or disposes of waste must take all reasonable steps to ensure that waste is managed properly. This duty of care is imposed under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. It also applies to anyone who acts as a broker and has control of waste. A breach of the duty of care could lead to a penalty of up to £5,000 if convicted in the Magistrates Court or an unlimited fine if convicted in the Crown Court.
Household Duty of Care
Householders must ensure that household waste is properly disposed of. Household waste is defined in section 75(5) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and includes waste from domestic properties, caravans and residential homes. The householder duty of care is provided by Section 34(2A) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (inserted by the Household Waste Duty of Care Regulations 2005). A breach of the household duty of care would also attract penalties up to £5,000 on conviction in the Magistrates Court or an unlimited fine if convicted in the Crown Court.
Land fill tax & commercial recycling centre fees are significant and payable by us to the recycling centre. It is an amount based on the weight and type of waste that we may be carrying and we like to keep this cost down so we may pass on any savings to you the customer.
To be kinder to the environment and to ensure that as little as possible goes into Landfill you can:
Sort your items/rubbish by type before we arrive.
To help us to carry out your service as quickly and easily as possible please:
Move your items/rubbish to somewhere we can easily access.
Try to ensure there is adequate parking in close proximity. (particularly important for heavy or larger loads)
We realise this is not always possible or practicable and we are always happy to help although doing this does greatly help us save time thus saving you the customer, money.
What is allowed?
What is disallowed?
Extra cost items.
The above lists are not exhaustitive and are simply the most common items that we can or cannot take. If there is anything else you need to dispose off or you are unsure about please contact us to discuss your requirements.