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New Duty of Care Code of Practice

Posted on 23 March 2016

The duty of care legislation makes provision for the safe management of waste to protect human health and the environment.


This code of practice (the Code) is issued under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (the EPA). It sets out practical guidance on how to meet your waste duty of care requirements, but following the guidance does not replace your obligation to comply with the duty of care itself.

This Code applies to you if you import, produce, carry, keep, treat, dispose of or, as a dealer or broker have control of, certain waste in England or Wales. For more information: