All local authorities (LA) are responsible for managing waste. These web pages are for people whose duty is to procure, manage and monitor waste management services.
The waste management and recycling industry has grown rapidly over the past decade in response to the environmental challenge. Unfortunately, it remains an industry with a poor health and safety performance – with fatality rates reaching over ten times the all industry average – second only to agriculture.
‘Once we have appointed a service provider we don’t have any health and safety responsibilities.