Did you know? Everyone who handles waste, including householders has a ‘duty of care’ to dispose of their waste responsibly. Recently there has been a lot of bad publicity about white van man fly tipping. Unscrupulous people advertising to clear your waste and then instead of disposing of it at a licensed waste transfer station, fly tipping to avoid the waste transfer costs. Unfortunately this kind of bad behaviour is on the increase and the producer of the waste will be liable and face prosecution, if they fail to take reasonable measures to ensure their waste is handled by an authorised waste carrier and the authorities can prove that the fly tipped waste originated from them.
The way to avoid this situation is at first contact with the waste remover to ask to see a copy of their waste carriers licence, the environment agency licences all legitimate waste carriers every three years (make sure it is in date) also on this licence you will see the licence number, address and telephone number of the waste remover. When the job is complete you should receive a waste transfer note/ invoice and the waste carriers licence number and address should correspond with that on the waste carriers licence.
Lastly don’t worry most people are honest law abiding citizens like us, The Rubbish Removers are proud to be keeping our community clean tidy and rubbish free.
We are licensed with the Environment Agency, waste carriers licence number: CB/VM3381GA