Carrying controlled waste

The Duty of Care

Registered waste carriers have to comply with the duty of care requirements. The duty of care is about making sure waste does not harm the environment or human health. Anyone handling waste must make sure it is handled safely and only passed on to others who are allowed to receive it. There are some simple rules to follow:

  • Check the person you transfer the waste to is properly authorised to accept it, for example, they hold the necessary permit or registration.
  • Make sure each transfer of waste is covered by a waste transfer note.
  • Make sure the waste is safely contained and cannot escape.

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