Business Waste Collection UK services can cater for a variety of business needs. These services are flexible, meaning you can adjust the service to suit your needs and the volume of waste that your business produces. Business waste containers are available in a variety of sizes to fit the space available in your premises. These containers are suitable for storing your waste in between collections.
Fly-tipping can be an expensive issue for businesses, and the costs of removing illegally dumped waste are increasing. Fines for fly-tipping are uncapped in the Crown Court and can result in long prison sentences. While it can be expensive to prosecute businesses, councils are increasingly implementing enforcement processes to deter fly-tipping.
Often, the materials being dumped can cause a health risk to children and animals. Empty cans can jam on the bodies and heads of small animals, requiring human intervention to remove them. As a result, fly-tipping should be prevented and dealt with as quickly as possible.
Fly-tipping must be removed by the landowner, and those responsible for causing fly-tipping should be prosecuted. It is also vital that local authorities make waste collection easier and more convenient to access. Recycling bins should be emptied regularly and businesses must have consistent opening times. By providing better services, fly-tipping incidents will become rarer.
Duty of Care
Whether your business uses a council or private waste collection service, it is your duty to comply with the Duty of Care when collecting business waste. Under this law, you are responsible for ensuring that the waste is dealt with responsibly to avoid harming the environment. If you fail to meet these requirements, you could face a fine of PS5000. To avoid this, you should always store your waste securely.
It is mandatory for waste carriers to register with the NIEA. If you are unsure whether your waste carrier should be registered, you can ask the NIEA. You can also find out if you need to fill in a Duty of Care form. This is a legal document that must be signed by someone in authority and is valid for 12 months. It must also be retained for two years and made available to enforcement officers.
In order to comply with the Duty of Care requirements, you should obtain the right authorisation and provide a detailed description of the waste you are collecting. Failure to comply with the requirements can lead to a fine and even prosecution.
Whether you’re the owner of a business or work on behalf of one, you should be aware of the consequences of fly-tipping. Even if the offender is not caught, the council can impose fines and other penalties. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce the risks involved.
Fines for fly-tipping vary depending on the type of waste dumped and its impact on wildlife. The average fine for first-time offenders is PS1,000. For those that have a large amount of waste, however, a fine of this size can amount to more than a few thousand pounds.
The City of Edinburgh ranks eighth on the list of cities with the most commercial fly-tipping fines and paid PS78 million to fine offenders. Many of the most frequently fly-tipped streets in the city include Westfield, Gorgie Road, and Stewart Terrace. The New Forest is another example where asbestos fly-tipping is a huge issue, and it has been cited as a major cause for fines from local authorities.