All businesses that produce waste must, by law, have appropriate arrangements for storing, transporting and disposing of any waste coming from their premises.
Businesses must be able to provide a valid waste transfer note from a carrier licensed by the Environment Agency – go to GOV.UK: waste transfer notes. Our enforcement officers may ask businesses to provide waste transfer notes covering the last 2 years.
You risk being fined £300 if you don't have the correct documents.
Any business that produces waste must make sure:
- waste on their premises is safely contained in appropriate receptacles
- steps are taken to prevent waste spilling or blowing away, and clean up any that does
- waste is transferred to a registered waste carrier
- a waste transfer note is completed and jointly signed with the person or organisation who carries the waste
- the waste transfer note must describe the type of waste, how it is contained and how much of it there is
- the waste hierarchy must be applied before the transfer takes place and recorded on the waste transfer note
- the waste transfer note must be kept for a minimum of 2 years
For more information, go to GOV.UK: dispose of business or commercial waste.