Chelmsford City Council

Duty of care

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All businesses produce waste, and most types of business waste are classed as controlled waste. Controlled waste includes commercial, industrial and household waste. 

You have a legal responsibility to ensure that all waste you produce is:

  • contained and stored securely
  • passed on to a licensed waste carrier for recovery or disposal

To comply with the Duty of Care Legislation, you need to complete a Waste Transfer Note. This describe the waste that you produce. 

You should keep your Waste Transfer Note in a safe place. You are legally required to keep a copy of you Waste Transfer Note for a minimum of two years.

You must be able to produce it if a local authority enforcement officer or the Environment Agency ask to see it.

You can find full details on GOV.UK

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