Sole Trader/Partnership Builder Waste Guidance Notes
These Sole Trader/Partnership Builder Waste Guidance Notes have been
specifically tailored to small builders whether a sole trader or
The building industry is notoriously wasteful. Although the Site Waste
Management Regulations 2008 may not apply to the works you do, they are
intended to help reduce the wastage throughout the industry, so you can
help by re-using off-cuts of timber wherever possible etc. and by separating
your waste into different skips etc. Although it may not be a legal
requirement, it is good business practice to follow the intent behind the
legislation as re-using materials where you can will save you money.
There are legal requirements for managing your waste efficiently and
safely. By meeting these requirements your business will not only avoid
enforcement action but may well cut costs.
Some of the many Environmental Regulations include:-
• Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011
• The Site Waste Management Regulations 2008
• The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005
• Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991
• The Environment Act 1990
• The Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989
These laws prevent the environment from being polluted and encourage more
sustainable management of waste. Some legislation applies to all waste and
some to particular types of waste.
The information detailed in these Sole Trader/Partnership Builder Waste
Guidance Notes will help you to complete the Waste Transfer Note:
Waste Transfer Note
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