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.

Technical information

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

Fly tipping is illegal and is a serious criminal offence that carries a fine of up to £50,000.

Remember to place skips where it can be accessed easily for collection.

To place a skip on a public highway (including pavement and roads) you will need to ensure a skip permit is in place.

Plasterboard needs to be segregated and kept separate from other waste materials.

Local authority may also have a duty to collect commerical waste within their area, where requested and they may also collect industrial waste. Certain types of waste need to be stored seperately.