Every business that produces waste has a responsibility to manage it properly.
You must comply to the Waste duty of care code of practice.
Please note: Mid Sussex District Council does not provide a service for business waste collection.
Your businesses must:
- Have a Trade Refuse Agreement with a carrier who is legally authorised to carry waste and pay the charges. You may also take your rubbish to a licensed disposal site or tip and pay the charges. Businesses cannot use local household waste and recycling sites for free tipping.
- Check that your carrier holds a Waste Carrier's Certificate of Registration or is exempt
- Check that your carrier is taking your waste to a licensed disposal site or tip. Carriers cannot use public rubbish sites for free tipping. You can be prosecuted if your carrier fly-tips your rubbish. Find out more about fly-tipping
- Make sure that you complete a Waste Transfer Note (WTN) form and give a written description of the waste. Unless the nature, quantity and collector of your waste changes, this will be done once a year. Your carrier should give you this form as part of your agreement
- Keep full waste records for the last two years. You may be prosecuted if you cannot produce this information on request
- Set aside enough space for storage of rubbish inside your building/s or in an enclosed exterior space. Don't let your rubbish blow away and cause litter
- Put your rubbish out at the time given to you by the contractor and not before. Keep all your rubbish and bins on your property when waiting for collection. If this is not possible, put it close to your door so that it is clear that it is your rubbish is waiting for collection
All district and boroughs in West Sussex have signed up to to the Joint commercial and industrial waste strategy for west sussex 2010 - 2035. This sets out our policies, goals and commitments.
For more information for businesses in Mid Sussex please take a look at our business pages.