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.