Consultation on the household waste duty of care

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Defra has launched a consultation looking at updating the guidance regarding householders duty of care when it comes to handling household waste responsibly.

It will also outline that Local Authorities will soon have the power to issue fixed penalty notices for those householders who do not comply with this duty of care.

The consultation on the household waste duty of care is open now. Defra’s deadline for responses is 27 August 2018.

The NFU has noted that whilst the guidance drafted is thorough and needed, it is not clear or user-friendly.

You are welcome to respond to the consultation directly, but you can also email any comments to the NFU’s environment adviser Anna Simpson by 17 August 2017 to be considered for inclusion as part of the NFU’s response.

Comments on cost and practicalities of measures for your businesses would be helpful.