Operating from the North Midlands since 1998, Mid-Counties Waste is a licensed waste management company. Working throughout the United Kingdom with selected partners, we offer a complete and professional service to organise, identify, transport and legally dispose of a range of industrial and commercial wastes. We provide advice and consultancy supported by good quality, cost effective products and equipment.
MCW is a licensed waste management company operating from the North Midlands since 1998. We work closely with a network of selected partners to bring you a complete and professional service to identify, transport and legally dispose of a range of industrial and commercial wastes. There is an increasing legislative, environmental and cost burden on waste producers. Businesses and employees have to be aware of their legal responsibilities and adhere to the requirements and guidelines of various agencies in relation to pollution avoidance and the storage, transport and safe disposal of waste.
Contact us and we will be pleased to offer advice and information, without obligation, to help you cost effectively comply with legislation. We can dispose of your waste including special, hazardous, dangerous, toxic, chemicals, liquids and solids.
We offer a national comprehensive liquid and special waste collection service. Instead of you spending valuable time chasing different suppliers, we can manage your waste and leave you to get on with running your business.
We will keep you updated with current legislation and make sure that you are aware of your legal responsibilities.
If you need advice or are faced with a waste disposal problem, we can help you.
You have a Duty of Care obligation that applies to you as soon you produce waste and the obligation remains with you until its final disposal. We will help you to ensure that the necessary paperwork, including Environment Agency Consignment Notes for special waste and Duty of Care Waste Transfer Notes are raised and accurately completed. We make sure you are covered and provide you with a cradle to grave audit trail.
The carrier of the waste taken from your premises must be registered with the Environment Agency and the site where your waste is treated or disposed of must be licensed. You will need to know that the waste carrier is adequately insured, has a satisfactory health and safety policy and operatives working on your premises are experienced and properly trained. We take care of this for you and the relevant documentation is readily available should you need to inspect it. If you wish we will arrange site visits to disposal/recycling/treatment plants for you. Method of working statements are available for all activities we carry out on your pr.
The purpose of this section is to give a brief overview of legislation as it relates to your liquid and special/hazardous waste. Compliance with the law is the responsibility of businesses and their employees. Information provided here has no legal status and Mid-Counties Waste disclaims any liability for errors. If you have any doubts regarding the legality of any aspect of your liquid and special/hazardous waste disposal, you should seek legal advice or contact the appropriate authority, which could be the Local Authority, Environment Agency, or Water Authority. We will be pleased to point you in the right direction.
All commercial and industrial waste is classified as controlled waste except agricultural, mines and quarries, explosive, and radioactive waste.
Duty of Care
Duty of Care applies to any person concerned with producing, storing, transporting, treating or disposing of controlled waste. Breach of the Duty of Care is an offence.
You have a duty to make sure your waste is:
- Properly contained and not allowed to escape your control. For example you should be careful not to allow oil and silt to discharge from your interceptor in to the water course or leakage from drummed waste should be contained in a bund.
- Transferred only to a carrier who is licensed and authorised to deal with it.
- Accurately described on a waste transfer note - a document that accompanies any transfer of waste between you and the carrier and should be retained for two years.
Waste is special if it is potentially hazardous or dangerous and needs extra precautions during handling, storage and disposal. Examples of special wastes are asbestos, lead-acid batteries, used engine oils, oily sludges, solvents and chemical wastes. If you are in doubt seek our advice or contact the Environment Agency.
Before special waste is moved from your premises, you need to pre-notify the Environment Agency at least three working days in advance so that the transfer of waste can be monitored from the time it is taken from your premises through to disposal. A consignment note containing a unique Environment Agency code and including a full description of the waste with carrier and disposal details must be completed.
Our service to you includes arranging on your behalf all the necessary legal documentation.