Duty of care
Your business and waste responsibilities
All businesses have a duty of care to ensure that any waste produced is handled safely and within the law. A controlled waste transfer note (CWTN) is a document which must accompany any transfer of waste. A CWTN must be kept for a minimum of two years. Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council can provide you with a CWTN which covers you for multiple collections over a given period of time.
You can check that the waste carrier you intend to use has a valid licence and is registered to dispose of waste (environment.data.gov.uk)
Failure to produce a CWTN may result in a fine of £300 (if paid within 10 days a discounted rate of £230 applies) under the S34A Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Failure to furnish documentation of a valid waste carriers licence may result in a fine of £300 (if paid within 10 days a discounted rate of £230 applies) under the S5B Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989.
On summary of conviction of either offence, this would attract an unlimited maximum fine.
Last updated: 22/08/2023 10:11