The duty of care legislation makes provision for the safe management of waste to protect human health and the environment.

The code of practice sets out practical guidance on how to meet your statutory waste obligations. It applies to you if you produce, carry, keep, dispose of, treat, import or have control of waste in England or Wales.

The law requires anyone dealing with waste to keep it safe, make sure it’s dealt with responsibly and only given to businesses authorised to take it.

If you are authorised or registered in Scotland or Northern Ireland but you store, transport or transfer waste in England or Wales, you should also take account of this code.

This code is issued under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

For more details please do to the Waste duty of care code of practice.