Under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice sets out your legal responsibilities for waste.
The Code of Practice applies to you if you produce, carry, keep, dispose of, treat, import or have control of waste in England or Wales. To comply, you must keep it safe, make sure it’s dealt with responsibly and only passed to businesses authorised to take it.
This course will introduce you to the legal requirements, how to classify your waste, how to complete the documentation and demonstrate compliance. By the end of the course you will be able to identify what wastes in your workplace fall under the regulations and manage them appropriately.