Duty of care

Every organisation has a duty of care legal responsibility for the waste they create. 

Download zero waste guidance on duty of care (PDF 85.91KB)

This means you must

  • store it correctly so it does not create a nuisance or hazard
  • ensure it is collected and disposed of by an authorised collector
  • complete a waste transfer note for this waste and keep it for two years
  • make sure your waste is recycled.

Resource Efficient Scotland and Scottish Environment Protection Agency provide advice about duty of care.