IMG_2009The price you’ve been quoted may be great and they may have turned up, been polite and done a good job.  But what happens next?

Do you really know who they are?   Do you have their trading name and address?  Will they really dispose of your waste responsibly?  Did you pay them cash?   Did you get a receipt?  Could they be traced if there was a problem?

Anyone who produces waste has a Duty of Care under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to ensure that it is disposed of properly.   Therefore a person may be guilty of an offence under section 34 if their waste has been found to be dumped, even if the dumping was carried out by someone else.   The duty applies to both businesses and householders.

If you get a price for removing your waste that seems too good to be true then it probably is.  Removing and responsibly disposing of waste costs money.  Always use a reputable firm to remove your waste – if you don’t then you could be one of the thousands of unfortunate people who pay good money only to end up on the wrong side of the law.