If you transport your own waste, you can pass it to waste transfer stations, and waste treatment and disposal sites.
Anyone who recycles, treats, stores, reprocesses or disposes of your waste must have either:
- An environmental permit
- A registered exemption from environmental permitting for your type of waste and what they do with it.
Take a copy of the permit and keep it for your records. You should repeat these checks regularly, as registrations and authorisations can change, expire or be revoked.
It is good practice to do this even if a registered carrier transports your waste for you.
Checking that your waste is taken to an authorised site is a good way to show that you have taken all reasonable steps to prevent your waste from being handled or disposed of illegally.
You could also carry out site visits and undertake audits to help you to ensure that your waste is handled correctly from when it leaves your premises to the final point of recovery or disposal.
If you make arrangements with more than one business to deal with your waste, you must make sure each has the correct authorisation.
For example, if you have separate contracts with a waste carrier and a waste processor, you must check the carrier is registered and the waste processor has the necessary permit or exemption to accept your waste.
Last updated: Mon 19 May, 2014 @ 09:51