We are committed to reducing fly tipping and enviro-crime across our district. To help us do this, we want businesses to be able to prove how they dispose of their waste.
Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, businesses have a legal responsibility to pay for waste generated by your business, and you must keep waste transfer notes for a period of up to two years.
We are actively out in the District and attending businesses to liaise with them on procedures and to check they are complaint with the law. We may ask the business to produce waste transfer notes to prove that there are proper arrangements in place (an annual contract or individual receipts which describe what was collected and who collected it) for the correct disposal of waste. If a business is unable to produce waste transfer notes it may be liable for a £300 fixed penalty.
Businesses must always comply with the law and MUST NOT:
• Take waste home and dispose of it with domestic waste
• Take it to the domestic/household waste facility (local tip) and dispose of it with household waste
• Allow an unauthorised person(s) to collect it and dispose of it without providing your business with a waste transfer note.
• Burn the waste.
Councillor Nick Clarke, Cabinet member for Environment Impact said, “Businesses need to wake up and realise we will not stand for any non-compliance in our district.
“Our residents deserve to live in a clean and cared for environment - not one that’s been mindlessly littered due to inconsiderate business owners! There’s no excuse for treating our district like a giant dumping ground.
“Any business failing to comply with their legal obligations concerning the disposal of waste, can rest assured that Bolsover District Council will actively pursue enforcement action against them”.
We operate a waste collection service for businesses as well as commercial waste operators. To enquire about our commercial waste collection service or for further information and advice please call 01246 231111.