Duty of Care

Every organisation has a Duty of Care legal responsibility for the waste they create. 

Download zero waste guidance on Duty of Care (PDF - 85.91KB)

This means you must

  • store it correctly so it does not create a nuisance or hazard
  • ensure it is collected and disposed of by an authorised collector
  • complete a waste transfer note for this waste and keep it for two years
  • make sure your waste is recycled.

Resource Efficient Scotland and Scottish Environment Protection Agency provide advice about Duty of Care.

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