Waste Disposal – Who’s Reponsibility?

House Clearance Surrey

As global warming and climate change seem to get worse annually, it is essential that each and every person disposes and recycles unwanted items correctly. If the entire planet is effectively stored/disposed of different materials effectively, the issue of plastic pollution and other climate issues would hopefully begin to level out and potentially decline. That’s why Greenleaf Clearance strives to dispose of waste effectively and efficiently. Maybe you need removals in Sussex or garden waste disposed of in Surrey, no matter your location if our team can reach you we can help! Our expert team categorises different waste products and dispose of them accordingly. If you have some garden waste or unwanted waste from a house clearance give our team a call, we’d be more than happy to help you!


General Duty Of Care


Anyone who produces, imports, produces, stores or transports waste must maintain it is disposed of and managed correctly. This duty of care is an imposed law under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act (1990). This law applies to anyone acting as a broker with control of the waste. Breaching this law would lead to a court visit with an unlimited fine. 


Household Duty Of Care


Each and every homeowner should ensure that their waste is correctly disposed of. The correct management of household waste is another law that must be respected and followed under the Environmental Protection Act (2005).


General Duty Of Care


If you have waste or unwanted items that require disposal, use the following list to check certain questions regarding any legal issues;


  • Ensure your waste collector or disposal company has the appropriate licenses to do so.
  • Take the necessary steps to prevent it from escaping from your control.
  • Store it safely and securely.
  • Prevent it from causing environmental damage or harm.
  • Describe the waste by writing it as a transfer not if you intend to pass it onto someone else.


Household Duty Of Care


If you are a homeowner or householder, you are responsible for checking the clearance or disposal company has authority to do so;


  • Ask the carrier company to provide a full address and phone number.
  • Ask to view their waste carrier license issued primarily by the Environmental Agency.
  • Either confirm the license by calling the Environmental Agency at 08708 or as for a free validation check.


How Greenleaf Clearance Can Help You


Greenleaf clearance offers a range of services all the way to shed disposal and clearance to scrap metal collection. Our expert team is known for their polite, punctual and professional services to get your garden or home into a clear and clean space. We always go the extra mile to ensure each and every customer is satisfied with the work we complete. Whether you have baths, furniture, toys, books, clothes, mirrors or carpets to name a few, you name it we clear it! We are fully licensed to undertake all clearance services, with full liability for the services we cover. Greenleaf customers are also provided with a Duty Of Care Waste Transfer Notice to protect them from flytipping. 


Contact Us – Greenleaf Clearance


Greenleaf Clearance strive to ensure each and every job undertaken is completed to the highest standard. Our qualified, experienced team can cover areas around the South of England with 10 lorries on standby, perhaps you are looking for services such as removals in Sussex? No job is too big for us! Offering removals in Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire to name a few. If you would like to read some of our customer reviews or check out our website click here! To get in touch with our team or call us either submit a contact form or alternatively give us a call on 07884 082 197. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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