It’s a well-known fact that you should dispose of your waste responsibly. That’s why the UK has strict guidelines which companies must adhere to when managing people’s rubbish. To make it easier to choose a trustworthy waste management company, the UK issues a legally required Waste Carrier Licence to businesses that adhere to the minimum standards.
What Is A Waste Carrier License?
The Waste Carrier License is given to businesses by the Environment Agency. Any company that makes money from collecting and managing waste must have this license to legally operate. As a consumer, it’s important that you check that anyone who’s offering to take your waste away has this license. If it turns out that they don’t, you will be liable. Even your gardener should have a license if they’re carrying waste as part of their activities, so be careful who you employ.
How To Check For A Waste Carrier License
The license can be displayed as a widget on a company website. However, you should make sure that the widget is genuine. The license will come with a registration and a company number. This should be a link on the website, which leads you directly to their account on the Environment Agency’s website. If there isn’t a link, you can still type the registration and company number into the Environment Agency site to cross-check the information. If you can’t confirm that they’re a licensed waste carrier, don’t employ them.
What Are The Licenses For?
Waste carrier licenses are only given to businesses that manage waste responsibly. This means that they will recycle as much rubbish as possible. To ensure this is done to the best possible standard, the waste might need to be dismantled and sorted first. Any materials that are harmful to the environment need to be disposed of correctly. Under no circumstances should any waste be fly tipped or disposed of inappropriately.
Because responsible waste disposal can take additional time to carry out, you should expect to pay a reasonable fee for it. Anyone who offers to remove your waste for free or for a suspiciously low fee may not be licensed to do the job properly.
For Licensed Waste Carriers, Choose Ammanford Recycling Limited
We are a licensed waste carrier that can transport scrap cars and demolition waste. We comply with the Environment Agency guidelines and always ensure that your rubbish is disposed of responsibly.