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We received 275 responses to this consultation. We will publish a government response in the autumn.
We’re now seeking views on a revised waste duty of care code of practice and guidance for local authorities on using fixed penalty notice powers. This guidance will be used if a final decision is taken to introduce them.
We want to know what you think about our proposals to reduce crime and poor performance in the waste sector. We are looking to do this by enforcing more appropriate competence standards for permitted waste site operators. We’re also proposing to make changes to waste exemptions to prevent them being used to hide illegal activity.
We are also asking your views on best ways to improve householder awareness of their waste duty of care. As part of this, we are proposing the introduction of a fixed penalty for householders failing to pass their waste to authorised waste carriers. This fixed penalty will provide local authorities with a more proportionate and less costly enforcement tool than prosecuting in court.