Exemption

28 December 2020

We send some of our waste wood to a local business for recycling. As this is a small operation, they are regulated under an exemption rather than an environmental permit. We have been warned that exempt sites are more likely to be in breach of the law. Could we be prosecuted if the recyclers fail to comply with the conditions of their exemption, eg by storing too much waste on site?

Security searches

24 November 2020

Following the raised terrorist threat in the UK, my organisation has decided to implement a more thorough search of visitors and their belongings when entering our properties. Are there any guidelines on how we can do this in light of Covid-19 secure guideline requirements, especially social distancing?

How to dispose of batteries

20 November 2020

Like any business, we throw away a small number of assorted batteries. If they are not officially classified as hazardous waste, can we dispose of them in the general waste bin? We do not manufacture or sell any batteries as part of our business.

Hazardous waste classification

6 November 2020

As a hazardous waste producer, I want to make sure that we are properly prepared for any enforcement visits from the Environment Agency (EA). How can I be sure that all our waste is correctly classified?

Takeaway food waste

12 October 2020

As our office staff have returned to work and buy more takeaway food, how can we work with local food businesses to reduce food waste?