Guidance on Waste Management

Waste Management Guidance Notes


There are legal requirements for managing your waste efficiently and safely. By meeting these requirements your business can avoid enforcement action and also possibly cut costs, which in these tight economic times is a bonus. 

There is a whole raft of environmental legislation, including:

• The Controlled Waste Regulations 1992

• The Controlled Waste (Amendment) Regulations 1993

• Environmental Protection Act 1990

• Environment Act 1995

• The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005

• The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011

• The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013

These laws aim to prevent environmental pollution and encourage more sustainable management of waste. Some legislation applies to all business waste and some to particular types of waste.

These Waste Management Guidance Notes explain what waste is and outline the legislation you must comply with when storing, handling and recovering, or disposing of waste. The guidance notes introduce the specific rules that you must comply with for different types of waste.

These notes have been updated to show the WEEE Regulations.

You should use the information detailed in these guidance notes to complete the Waste Transfer Note.