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Business duty of care

Every business that produces waste in the UK has a legal ‘duty of care’ to:

  • manage waste properly until it's recycled or disposed of
  • use a registered waste carrier or register to carry your own waste
  • keep the correct paperwork for at least two years

Business rates do not cover the removal of waste from business premises. There are many legitimate private companies operating in the Wyre area, you need to contact them and discuss your requirements as each will be able to offer a different package that best meets your needs. For a simple guide to duty of care visit the Right Waste, Right Place website

There is more information regarding disposing of business or commercial waste on the government website

If a business does not comply with this legislation, the local authority can serve a section 34 or 47 notice. A lack of understanding is not a defence in court.