Businesses and Fixed Penalty Notices
Waste duty of care
Duty of care notices require a business to provide to the Council the following documentation within 7 days:
- a written description of the waste transferred by the business
- the transfer note (or copies) for a period of two years from the transfer of the controlled waste
If the business does not provide the documentation to the Council within 7 days, then the business will be issued with an FPN
Every business has a duty of care to deal responsibly with any waste it produces.
Who produces business waste?
Business waste includes any waste coming from:
- shops, offices and businesses operating from home
This duty of care lasts from the moment you produce the waste, to when it is received by a business that is authorised to deal with it. For example, a licenced disposal site or a registered waste carrier.
We are visiting businesses across the borough. We check every business is dealing with any waste that they produce responsibly.
When visiting a business, we can issue a duty of care notice to a business if they suspect that the business is not dealing with the waste they produce in a responsible manner.