The requirements of Sections 34 and 47 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 place a Duty of Care on all producers of commercial waste in that they must ensure all such waste is stored and disposed of in a proper and safe manner:
"YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF THE COMMERCIAL WASTE YOU PRODUCE", Environmental Protection Act 1990, Sections 34 & 47
This, in most circumstances, would involve arranging a contract with a waste disposal firm who in turn would ensure the supply of a proper storage container and the legitimate disposal of your waste.
Somerset Waste Partnership have a list of companies offering recycling and refuse collections to businesses in the Somerset area on their website. Business recycling and refuse contractors.
Businesses have a responsibility to set up an agreement/contract with a licences waste carrier to dispose of their waste. Payment is made to the contractor as non-domestic rates do not include refuse collection.
Commercial waste disposal points are controlled by the Environment Agency and Somerset County Council.
If you have had a commercial waste collection and there has been a spillage please contact West Somerset Council's Customer Services.
You can contact us in a number of ways:
By phone: 01643 703704 - between 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am - 4.30pm on Friday.
By Fax: 01984 633022
West Somerset Council
West Somerset House
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org