2. Sorting and storing waste

You must store waste safely and securely. To do this:

  • store waste in a secure place
  • use suitable containers that will stop waste escaping
  • label containers clearly with the type of waste they contain
  • use covers to stop waste blowing away
  • use waterproof covers if rain could cause contaminated run-off or prevent the waste from being reused

You have extra responsibilities if you’re storing hazardous waste.

Store different types of waste separately, so that:

  • they don’t contaminate each other
  • they can be reused more easily
  • you can complete the waste transfer note correctly