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Lockable bucket skip hire helps meet Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice

28 June 2019

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Everyone from householders to businesses is obliged to meet the terms of the Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice, and lockable bucket skip hire is an excellent way to do so particularly when you have to dispose of materials that are classed as non-household waste.

The Code of Practice has additional rules for commercial waste compared with domestic waste, but any project that requires medium to large skip hire is likely to be subject to the full Waste Duty of Care.

For example, old furniture and mattresses are classed as household waste, but waste from any part of your property that is used for business purposes, for example, if you work from home, is not considered household waste.

If you rent a property out, clearing it once your tenants leave is also not household waste, for example, if student tenants leave behind a large amount of waste or old and broken furniture when they leave in the summer.

Finally, householders typically do not take responsibility for the waste produced by a tradesperson working on their property – although the tradesperson should dispose of that waste in line with their own Duty of Care.

But if a tradesperson hires a skip while working on your property and you put any of your own rubbish in that skip, then you become responsible for the Duty of Care obligations for that part of the skip’s contents too.

How lockable bucket skip hire can help

The Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice makes you responsible for the waste materials you dispose of, including several commitments to keeping a close eye on what is placed in and out of your skip under Section 3:

3.1 Prevent unauthorised deposit, treatment and disposal.

3.2 Prevent breaches of environmental permits.

3.3 Prevent the escape of waste.

3.4 Transfer waste to an authorised person e.g. a registered waste carrier.

3.5 Maintain accurate waste transfer notes (or equivalent).

3.6 Retain waste documentation usually for two years or more.

Lockable bucket skip hire from J Dickinson & Sons helps you to meet all of these criteria when disposing of non-household waste in large quantities, with capacity for up to about 80-90 standard refuse bags or equivalent.

The lockable lid prevents unauthorised and harmful waste from being added to the skip, prevents the contents from escaping and provides a barrier against environmental breaches and leaks.

J Dickinson & Sons skip hire in particular helps you to meet your obligations under Sections 3.4-3.6 as we operate a fully environmentally licensed Materials Recycling Facility in Blackrod, Bolton.

That means when you transfer waste to us in one of our hired skips – whether it’s a lockable bucket skip or something smaller – we can give you all of the documentation you need for your records.

Whether you’re a tradesperson, a private landlord, a work-from-home entrepreneur or any other individual or organisation that generates non-household waste, our skip hire services in Bolton are here to help you meet the Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice in full.

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