The Environment Agency has today (05 June) released a press release urging households to play their part in preventing waste crime during the coronavirus pandemic.
There are some easy steps the public can take to take to avoid unwittingly contributing to waste crime:
|· Check the people taking away your rubbish are registered waste carriers. Ideally they should have a copy of their registration documents on them; ask to see these. You can check their licence number at environment.data.gov.uk/public-register, or call 03708 506506 and the Environment Agency can check for you
· Get a written receipt/transfer note showing their contact details, a description of your waste and details of where they are taking it
· Note down the make, colour and registration number of the vehicle that’s taking your waste away.