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Environment & Legislation

There are many waste management regulations in the UK to help protect both the environment and people. We can help you understand your obligations.

At Premier Waste Recycling, we take legislation and regulations seriously. We work hard to meet and exceed the requirements placed on us, as a waste management company. We do this through sustainable site management, environmental awareness and quality leadership.

Waste Management in the UK

Waste management in the UK involves understanding and complying with a list of legislation and regulations. We work with all our clients to help them understand what they need to do to be safe, legal and compliant. In this way, we can work together to protect people and the environment.

Landfill Directive and Other Regulations

The Landfill Directive is one of the most well-known regulations in the UK – but there are many more. Whilst we’re always here to guide our clients through health and safety and environmental protection legislation, we have also provided a quick guide below:

  • Landfill Directive – bans tyres, plasterboards and liquid wastes from going to landfill. We have specialist disposal solutions should you produce any of these waste streams.
  • Pre-treatment Regulations – states that all waste must undergo a treatment process before it goes to landfill. This is usually a reduction in weight through material recovery processes. We can advise you on how to meet these regulations.
  • Landfill Levy – a tax on waste sent to landfill. Our commitment to recycling diverts as much waste away from landfill as possible.
  • Duty of Care – states that the waste producer retains a level of responsibility for ensuring their waste does not cause environmental pollution. This includes ensuring anyone transporting, recycling, treating or disposing their waste is regulated and licensed by the Environment Agency.
  • Hazardous Waste Regulations – states that the producers of hazardous waste must register their site or premises before any hazardous waste is produced.
  • Ozone Depleting Substances Legislation – states that CFCs and HFC’s should be removed from fridges and freezers before disposal.
  • Waste Management Licensing Regulations – states that all businesses who wish to keep, treat or dispose of controlled waste need an Environmental Permit.

To find out more about environmental legislation and how it could impact on your business, please contact us.


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