Are there differences in the Waste Duty of Care between Scotland and England? And, if we are registered as a waste carrier in Scotland, can we transport waste across the border?

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Are there differences in the Waste Duty of Care between Scotland and England? And, if we are registered as a waste carrier in Scotland, can we transport waste across the border?

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The basic principles of the Waste Duty of Care are the same throughout the UK, though there are some differences that you need to be aware of. The purpose of the Duty of Care is to ensure that waste is managed legally from cradle to grave; if you pass waste on to someone who subsequently fly-tips it or fails to comply with permit/licence conditions, you can be prosecuted along with them.

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