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Paying to have your rubbish removed

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1. Householder and business responsibility

It is a legal requirement that householders make sure that they give their waste to a registered waste carrier.

This means that if you have waste you need to get rid of, you must make sure that you give it to a registered waste carrier. Registered waste carriers will be registered with the Environment Agency and will take your waste to an authorised site for disposal.

We will always take action against anyone who has not taken all reasonable measures to make sure that they passed their waste to an authorised person; if prosecuted and convicted the householder could face a fine of up to £5000.

Environmental Enforcement Officers who see people dumping waste or leaving items they no longer want outside their homes or in other public places for others to pick up can issue fixed penalty notices of up to £400.