Tackling Construction and Demolition Fly-tipping

There are changes to the Waste Regulations making it a requirement for any business which generates, imports, produces, carries, keeps, treats or disposes of waste will have to follow the “Waste Hierarchy” when choosing a waste option, and show you have done so when you transfer your waste to another business.

5th October 2011

Tackling Construction and Demolition Fly-tipping

Are you ready for the changes?

There are changes to the Waste Regulations making it a requirement for any business which generates, imports, produces, carries, keeps, treats or disposes of waste will have to follow the “Waste Hierarchy” when choosing a waste option, and show you have done so when you transfer your waste to another business.  The waste hierarchy duty applies to both hazardous and non hazardous waste and came into force on 28th September 2011.

The link below will direct you to a leaflet outlining your responsibilities when disposing of waste.

Download: FlyTippingFlyer.pdf

It will also help you decide whether you should be registered as a Waste Carrier with the Environment Agency.  Were you aware that from 29 March 2011, new regulations introduced a two-tier registration system for waste carriers, brokers and dealers.

For further information, you can call Environment Agency Wales on 08708 506 506 or visit www.business.wales.gov.uk

Fly-tipping is a big problem in Wales, costing over £2.7 million last year to clear up.  The majority of fly-tips contain material from construction and demolition activities.

You can help tackle this problem. Help us to help you improve your local environment.