All businesses generate waste and have to store, handle and dispose of it on an ongoing basis. There are sound business benefits, including cost savings, for managing your Resource as efficiently as possible, but there is also legislation that sets out legal requirements.
In line with legislation, we expect to see a tax increase in the future. The key objectives of the government's Waste Strategy are to increase diversion from landfill of non municipal waste, emphasise on waste prevention and reuse and exceed the Landfill Directive diversion targets for biodegradable municipal waste in 2010, 2013 and 2020.
The purpose of these laws is to prevent the environment being polluted by business waste and to encourage more sustainable management of waste.
This guide outlines the legislation you must comply with when storing, handling or disposing of your waste.
This will explain the specific rules that apply to: