Decision details

Introduction of a fixed penalty notice (FPN) and penalty charge regime under section 34(Z)(A) Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA) in relation to householder’s waste duty of care introduced under section 34(2)(A) Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Decision Maker: Executive Director of Operations

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Duty of care provides for the safe management of waste to protect health and the environment.

A householder must carry out all reasonable checks to ensure that any waste they pass to another person is only passed to a company/person that is authorised to take it. If the householder’s waste is later fly tipped and they have failed in their duty of care an offence has been committed by the householder.

Publication date: 02/08/2022

Date of decision: 15/07/2022

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