Department of Transport and the Regions

Regulations are now in force relating to all forms of waste other than normal household rubbish. Any business that produces, stores, treats, processes, transports, recycles or disposes of such waste has a 'duty of care' to ensure it is properly discarded and dealt with.

Practical guidance on how to comply with the law (it is a criminal offence punishable by a fine not to) is contained in a booklet Waste Management: The Duty of Care: A Code of Practice obtainable from HMSO Publication Centre, PO Box 276, London SW8 5DT. Telephone 0207-873 9090.

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