This page is a practical hub where you will find handy tips and tools to help you comply with waste regulations. There are some simple steps to take:
1. Identify the components of your waste and what to do with them
You can use the Need to Know Cards to help you identify some of the more common waste types and what to do with them. Some categories might all look the same, but they may require different approaches to dispose of them properly. Light bulbs are a good example of this as some types are defined as hazardous and others are not.
Your duty of care extends to knowing the difference!
2. Work out what waste can be recycled or reused
Ideally you should look to reuse or recycle as much of the waste you produce as possible. Our Guide to Using Skips poster can provide at a glance tips when using skips.
3. Separate your waste into recyclables, non-hazardous and hazardous categories and store accordingly
Duty of Care requires you to keep the waste you produce safely separated into categories. Separating into categories and labelling them will help your carrier be confident that they have the right waste.
4. Keep your waste secure
This will help keep your waste free of contamination and stop it escaping your control. If waste escapes your control you will be in breach of your Duty of Care and could be fined.
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