Building waste

Why is it important?

You must deal responsibly with any waste your build produces in England. This is known as your ‘duty of care’, which lasts from the moment you produce the waste until you give it to a licensed waste business to deal with. You’re still responsible to check how that business deals with your waste if you suspect it’s not following the duty of care.

Savings can be achieved by making simple low cost changes such as segregating waste.

For example, reducing waste by 20% can cut waste disposal costs by 40% and waste to landfill by 60%. With annual landfill tax rises, there is clearly an imperative for businesses to take action.

Reducing waste costs is a straightforward, effective way to help improve the bottom line and this new guide demonstrates how to secure significant cost savings with little or no up front investment required.

Hints & Tips

  • You should always place your skip in a location that is reachable for lorries to collect it

  • If you need to place a skip on a public road or footpath, you must have an official permit from your local council

  • You must dispose of plasterboard separately from other waste materials.

  • It is against the law to fly tip and anyone caught illegally dumping waste can receive a penalty of up to £50,000