Bin raiding

Responsibility of Householders

Householders must take reasonable measures when discarding of any waste produced on their property. Under the Waste Household Waste Duty of Care (England and Wales) Regulations 2005, there is a duty on householders to take reasonable measures to make sure wastes produced on their property are only transferred to an authorised person.

This legislation was introduced to reduce the risk of fly-tipping. It is also to make sure householders work with us to combat this illegal activity.

The safest way to follow this duty is to use the services provided by us to recycle and dispose of your waste. Household waste disposed other than through the services provided by us, must only take place to an authorised person, or to a person authorised for transport purposes.