All householders in England have a responsibility to ensure that
waste is disposed of in the correct manner. Waste that is not
collected by your Local Authority must be handled by a registered
When would I need to use a registered waste carrier?
The regulations apply to any individual or
organisation that removes items classed as waste from
your property. They include the following:
- Builders and allied trades
- Landscape gardeners
- Tree fellers
- House cleaners
- Retail establishments
- Scrap metal merchants
- Skip hire companies
What happens if I do not use an authorised waste
If material from your property is fly-tipped and cannot be
traced back to a registered waste carrier, you face a maximum fine
of £5,000. You are ultimately responsible for any waste that is not
handled through an authorised waste carrier.
How do I check that an individual/organisation is a registered
When enquiring about a service, request the waste carrier number
and note this information down. The validity of this
information can then be checked through the
Environment Agency by phoning 08708 506
506 and asking for a Waste Carrier Validation
Further information on this can be found on
Full details on Waste Duty of Care legislation can be found on
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Does South Staffordshire Council offer a facility to dispose of
large domestic items?
You can dispose of bulky household items and other
forms of domestic waste at the Household Waste Recycling Centre sites located
Certain items are classified as Hazardous Waste and may need to be treated
separately. This link contains full information of what constitutes
hazardous waste and details how to dispose of it safely.
The Council also operates a Bulky
Waste Collection service. Please note that charges for
this service may apply.
Environmental Crime Enforcement
Telephone: (01902) 696316
Fax: (01902) 846553