Commercial and Domestic Waste Removal Responsibilities

PUBLISHED: 22/09/2022

Most tradespeople who spend time gutting out kitchens or bathrooms in domestic properties, or even ripping out old units in a commercial office, simply hire a skip and dump their waste in it. 

That’s one way of disposing of waste but it’s not the most environmentally responsible way. There are other options; you could remove the waste yourself, leave it with your customer or hire a professional and responsible waste removal contractor.

At The Waste Team, we offer a waste removal and clearance services for both commercial and domestic settings. The best thing? We recycle 90% of the waste we collect, meaning we can all do our bit for the environment in the process!

Dealing with Commercial Waste

If you do decide to remove the waste yourself, you should have a suitable vehicle which ensures the waste does not damage or contaminate your van or tools. Your insurance must cover waste removal and you will of course need to be a licensed waste carrier.
You should consider the cost of your time in going to the tip and not just the cost of dumping the waste material; it’s not much of an issue if you’re on your way home but if you could be doing paid work instead then do you really want to be sat in the queue at the tip?
If your business produces waste, you have a legal responsibility to ensure that you dispose of it safely, and in a manner which doesn’t cause harm to health or pollute the environment.

Your 'Duty of Care' for Commercial Waste Disposal

There is a long list of responsibilities when it comes to waste disposal and some tradespeople simply don’t have time to do everything legally required to safely dispose of waste.

There is no time limit on your duty of care, which means you’re responsible for the waste the moment you produce it until it is transferred to an authorised person. There’s nothing stopping your skip being used by fly-tippers, and if that happens, that waste is now your responsibility.  

Your duty continues once the waste is handed over to the next holder. In fact, it extends the entire length of the chain in waste management. So, if you want your waste handled safely, legally and in an environmentally way, then The Waste Team have you covered.

Waste Removal in Leeds and Wakefield

The Waste Team provide you with a no hassle, safe and cost-effective service for commercial waste removal in Leeds and Wakefield. Our uniformed waste removal team will leave your premises looking better than it did when we started and we won’t cause any damage along the way. We will work with you to arrange ongoing commercial waste collections and disposals as and when it suits you and your business needs.

If you're looking for a cost-effective way to clear domestic waste or commercial waste removal services in Leeds, Wakefield or the surrounding areas, then contact The Waste Team today.



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