The Environmental Protection Act 1990  

This act places a legal "duty of care" upon you and your organisation to ensure that all waste produced on your premises is correctly managed up to the point of final disposal.

You must take all reasonable steps to ensure that:

  • Your waste disposal contractors are registered waste carriers
  • Final disposal is carried out according to the legal requirements, and at a licensed landfill or incineration facility
  • A full audit trail of documentation is in place