Depending on what type of waste you have to dispose of and whether you are a business or private customer there is a range of legislation in place that you should be made aware of
Duty of care
If you have waste and intend to discard it you have a legal ‘Duty of Care’. this applies to EVERYONE in the waste hierarchy, including you!
Check out our Duty of care report which details must know information when dealing with waste & waste contractors.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) was introduced into UK law in January 2007 by the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Regulations 2006.
Hazardous Waste Regulations details can be found here.
With the aim to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill the government have introduced an escalating landfill tax which rises by £8 per tonne until 2014.