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Your legal obligations
Business owners or managers are responsible for disposing of the
waste produced by their company. They must arrange for it to
be collected by a licensed waste carrier or dispose of it directly
at a permitted waste site.
You must use a licensed waste carrier. If you don't,
you could be prosecuted under the Environmental
Protection Act 1990.
It is an offence to take business waste into a Household
waste recycling centre. Do not use these for business,
commercial or trade waste disposal.
Take it to be disposed of
Environment Agency has a list of landfill sites and other
waste facilities to which you can take your trade waste. You
can contact the Environment Agency on 08708 506 506.
Kent County Council (KCC) have worked closely with the
Environment Agency to create a more localised list of permitted
waste sites and companies licensed to collect waste in Kent. For
more information visit the
KCC business waste site.
Dispose of it on your land
Even if carried out on your own land, activities such as burning
or burying waste or spreading manure require
environmental permit exemptions or regulations to be
Comprehensive information and advice on trade waste can be found
Environment Agency website.