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Waste Duty of Care: revising the code of practice

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We received 117 responses to this consultation. The waste duty of care code of practice has been published on GOV.UK.

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Seeking views on whether the revised code of practice explains the legal duty of care obligations clearly.

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Consultation description

We want to know if you think the revised code of practice gives clear and practical guidance on fulfilling your legal duty of care obligations. The current code of practice does not reflect a number of important legislative changes relating to the duty of care since its publication in 1996.

Duty of care is a legal requirement for those dealing with certain kinds of waste to take all reasonable steps to keep it safe. It is set out in the Environmental Protection Act 1990. It applies to anyone who is a holder of household, industrial and commercial waste.

Published 27 July 2015
Last updated 11 March 2016 + show all updates
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