The consequences small businesses face by not getting a licensed waste carrier to dispose of their waste

All businesses, from start-ups to multi-million pound establishments, have a legal duty to make contractual arrangements for waste to be collected by a private waste management company, or their local council’s trade waste department.

But what is business waste, exactly? Any waste that comes from a commercial activity is classed as business waste, including if part of your home is used to run your business.

Businesses that cease to make the necessary provisions, breaching their waste management duty of care in the process, may be committing an offence under Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act – and with this can come fines of up to £5,000.

The businesses in question are responsible for storing and containing waste to ensure it does not conflict with anyone or anything, and they also have a responsibility to possess a document known as a ‘waste transfer note’ for proof of their waste collection arrangements.

There are a number of solutions to manage business waste efficiently and effectively, which may save you money and help to reduce your carbon footprint. And this is where Cheaper Waste steps in – our reliable, affordable services include recycling, general waste and glass collection, as well as clinical and hazardous waste collection.

Get in touch with us today on 03301 242 535 for more information or visit to get a FREE quote for your small business’ operations today.

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