Guide

Duty of care for business waste

Introduction

Business waste can pose a risk to the environment and human health if it is not managed properly.

If you produce waste in your business, you have legal obligations to manage that waste safely. Following these rules will help your business to deal with waste more sustainably and avoid enforcement action.

Under duty of care legislation businesses producing waste must:

This guide explains what waste is - it will help you to understand your legal obligations when storing, transferring and recovering, or disposing of business waste.