Trade waste Duty of Care

Duty of Care

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

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: this database can help you 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 the Scottish Environment Protection Agency both provide advice about this.

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