North East Derbyshire District Council issued the £300 fixed penalty to a waste collector advertising waste collection on social media for failing to provide waste documentation to our Enforcement Team.
Waste collectors are required to retain waste transfer notes for two years to demonstrate where waste has been collected and where it is taken. The vast majority of businesses are compliant and can demonstrate where their waste goes, but as a reminder if you pay for waste collection be sure to ask for a copy of their waste carrier licence and a waste transfer note or you could also be guilty of an offence. As a householder, you also have a duty of care to ensure you’re waste is disposed of correctly.
Due to the cost of living crisis we expect to see an increase in illegal waste collection through social media. We have a zero approach to waste crime. If you suspect illegal waste collection or are a victim, report it.
North East Derbyshire District Council Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Cllr Charlotte Cupit said, “We are urging businesses and residents to be mindful as to who is disposing of their waste.
“The only way to ensure minimum impact on the environment and deter fly-tipping is by disposing of waste correctly, which is why we are trying to do proactive work to ensure this is the case.”
North East Derbyshire District Council’s enforcement activity also includes tackling fly-tipping, dog fouling and littering - in their continued efforts to keep the district clean & tidy.
You can find out more about commercial waste on our webpage.