Whether you are a domestic or commercial property be aware of who is transporting your waste. Are they fully licensed and what does this mean to you!!
Who needs to be registered as a waste carrier?
Anyone who transports another person’s waste from their property as part of their trade, should be registered and own a waste carriers licence. This is regardless of where the waste is to be taken.
What does this mean to you the customer who needs dispose of waste?
The registration process is easy for people who carry out their business honestly and ethically. So if they are not licensed, means they are likely to dispose of your waste probably down a country lane or at the side of a road. (This is now classed as fly tipping.) Which is against the law. This doesn’t only apply to companies like ourselves but also any contractors you may use i.e. builders, gardeners etc, that offer to get rid of your waste or subcontract it out for you. DON’T JUST ASSUME BECAUSE THEY ARE NICE, THEY ARE HONEST!!
If caught they will be prosecuted and if the rubbish can be traced back to you this also applies.
- So always ask for their waste carriers license number and you can check with the environment agency if it is still valid by visiting waste carriers, brokers and dealers. It’s quick and easy and will give you peace of mind. Make sure you know that the company transporting your waste are lawful.
The more schemes a company are connected to, the more likely you will be dealing with the right one, as they have to be thoroughly checked and monitored at all times and on a regular basis, they also have to carry all the correct credentials before even being allowed to register.
Two good schemes to look out for are:
Don’t be fooled into thinking that the cheapest is the best, as this could work out very expensive in the long run if you use the wrong company.
“YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR”