ASM Duty of Care

ASM Group has a duty to ensure that any waste carried is handled safely and within the law.

This is called 'duty of care'. It applies to anyone who produces, imports, transports, stores, treats or disposes of controlled waste from business or industry.

Commercial and industrial wastes ( including hazardous/special wastes) are classified as ‘controlled waste’.

The duty of care has no time limit. It extends until the waste has either been finally disposed of or fully recovered.

ASM Group will ensure that:

  • ASM Group will store and dispose of all your waste responsibly.
  • The waste is only handled or dealt with by people or businesses that are authorised to do so.
  • ASM Group keep records of all waste that you transfer or receive for at least two years.
  • ASM Group have up to date Public Liability Insurance.

ASM Group have a responsibility to:

  • Stop anyone storing, disposing of or recovering the waste unless they have an environmental permit (England and Wales), a waste management licence ( Northern Ireland and Scotland ), or an exemption.
  • Package all waste materials appropriately and robustly to stop them escaping from your, or anyone else’s, control.
  • Ensure that ASM Group waste is only transferred to a person or business authorised to deal with that particular type of waste.
  • Ensure that the waste being transferred is accompanied by a written description that will enable anyone receiving it to dispose of it or handle it safely and appropriately.
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