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Over the past years more and more legislation has been introduced for the disposal of waste. Employers have a legal duty to ensure that all hazardous waste is disposed of correctly following the Duty of Care procedures. Certain waste such as soiled sanitary dressings, nappies, clinical waste and needles need to be disposed of in a safe and correct manner.

We have a team of highly trained staff that will advise you on the correct documentation required for the disposal of sanitary waste, nappy waste, clinical waste and needles.

All of our customers receive a Duty of Care / Waste Transfer Note and this document certifies that your waste is being handled and disposed of in the correct manner. The Waste Transfer Note should describe both in words and by reference to the appropriate European Waste Code, quantity and types of each different waste being transferred. This document is a legal requirement and should be kept for two years.

The links below are to official government sites and may be some assistance:

Workplace (Health, Safety Welfare Regulations) 1992
There is a legal requirement for a business to provide appropriate washroom facilities for their employees and customers.
Environmental Protection Act 1990 Duty of Care Section 34

"Duty of care" is a responsibility and applies to any person, who produces, imports, carries, keeps, treats or disposes of controlled waste in their working environment. Individuals must ensure that the waste they produce is handled and disposed of in a secure and correct manner. This is a legal responsibility and breaching of the duty of care is a criminal offence.

The Water Industries Act 1991  

No items should be flushed that could cause a blockage within the sewer or drain 

Urinal Controls

Water By-Law 83, states that, where urinals are installed there must be a method of controlling the flushing mechanism to eliminate waste water.

The Waste Hierarchy

Regulation 12 of the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 states that businesses who import or produce, collect, transport, recover or dispose of waste, or who operate as dealers and brokers, must take all reasonable measures to apply the waste hierarchy when the waste is transferred.

Other Useful Links


Environment Agency