Over recent years the waste industry has become more regulated with environmental considerations being at the forefront of changes in legislation.
Producer responsibility has become a large part of the focus on waste disposal with large fines in place for those that flout the law.
Recycling and waste processing are also affected by regulation with particular attention to reducing the amount of waste we all dispose of at landfill.
Here are just some of the regulations that may affect the way you manage your waste:
• Landfill Regulations - 2002
• Hazardous Waste Regulations - 2005
• End Of Life Vehicle Regulations - 2003
• Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE)
Further information on these Regulations and other legislation can be obtained from The Environment Agency web site www. environment-agency.gov.uk