Business and commercial waste
You must deal responsibly with any waste your business produces in England. This is known as your ‘duty of care’.
Business waste includes any waste that comes from:
- any commercial activity – including any you run from your home
How long your duty of care lasts
Your duty of care lasts from the moment you produce the waste until you give it to a licensed waste business to deal with.
You’re still responsible to check how that business deals with your waste if you suspect it’s not following the duty of care.
You should report if another business mishandles your waste.