As a company, it’s important that you dispose of any waste you create through doing your job in a responsible way, or you could find yourself hit with a rather hefty fine – as one business has just discovered to its cost.
A Teesside-based haulage and waste management company appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court at the start of December, pleading guilty to offences relating to the depositing of waste on what was once a landfill site outside Thorpe Thewles.
It was fined £36,000 and ordered to pay costs of over £6,000, after the court heard how nearly 4,000 tonnes of material had been illegally deposited on the land.
Enforcement team leader at the Environment Agency John Crowl commented: “This case demonstrates how seriously we take waste crime and the tough penalties in place if operators do not abide by the law. Not only does waste crime damage the environment and have a negative impact on communities, but it undermines those operating legitimately.”
Any waste that arises from a commercial activity counts as business waste and it needs to be disposed of in a responsible manner. If you want to dispose of your own waste regularly, you will need to register as a waste carrier.
You must also do everything you can to keep waste to a minimum, sort and store it safely and securely, and complete a waste transfer note for each load that leaves your premises. It is also your responsibility to make sure your waste carrier is registered to dispose of waste.
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