Frequently Asked Questions: Recycling, rubbish and waste
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Recycling, rubbish and waste FAQs
The Environmental Protection Act 1990 introduced the concept of "Duty of Care". This means that under the law you must package waste in a suitable container so that it cannot escape. Containers should be sufficiently secure so that they cannot be broken open by accident, animals or the weather.
In addition, traders must not place their waste in litter bins, domestic wheeled bins or in another trader's wheeled bin.