Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Duty of care - Your waste responsibilities

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 you produce, store, transport and dispose of controlled waste without harming the environment. This is called your duty of care.

This guide explains what you must do to comply with your duty of care for waste. It describes how to segregate and store your waste safely, who can deal with your waste, and the records you must keep.

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