Getting rid of your waste is your responsibility.
Whether you’re a resident or a business, don’t give it to someone who can’t prove they are a legitimate waste carrier.
They are likely to dump or fly-tip your rubbish to avoid paying waste disposal costs – and then you could be the one facing a fine or a prosecution.
Only use registered waste carriers and you should always ask for a waste transfer note as proof of the transfer to an authorised person.
Find and check registered waste carriers or call the Environment Agency hotline 03708 506 506.
- Register of waste carriers, brokers and dealers - GOV.UK website
- Don’t use cold callers or people who advertise on social media and don’t show valid waste carrier registration details
- Ask what is going to happen to your waste
- Ask for a waste transfer note