Duty of Care

Every organisation has a Duty of Care legal responsibility for the waste they create. You can download the zero waste guidance note about your duty of care below.

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 find a contractor for different types of waste
  • 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.

Download Zero Waste guidance on Duty of Care (PDF - 85.91KB)

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