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Manage your waste line


All businesses have a legal duty to dispose of waste properly and selecting the right waste removal partner is critical. Jason Mohr, founder and managing director of AnyJunk, the UK’s largest on-demand rubbish clearance company, advises on some of the key issues.


also has a helpline – 08708 506 506 – which is an ideal information source to answer any queries.


Understanding the legislation that governs their company’s waste enables FMs to put existing and potential disposal contractors to the test.


To make an informed choice about a prospective waste partner, it’s crucial for facilities managers to be aware of the legislation that governs the waste their company produces. It is also important to check back regularly for anything that might be relevant to their sector and keep track of any changes.


NetRegs, a partnership between the UK environmental regulators, provides free environmental guidance for businesses in the UK and is a good point of reference. The Environment Agency (EA)


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Only use EA-registered waste carriers It’s a basic point but one that is often overlooked: only waste carriers that are registered with the EA should be considered as a potential waste partner. Waste carriers that are not registered are operating illegally and the disposing organisation risks criminal prosecution if it employs their services. It is also important for FMs to check that carriers have the appropriate insurances in place to cover them for transporting waste, such as vehicle and public liability insurance.


www.anyjunk.co.uk


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