Business and commercial waste
Last updated: 3 September 2019


You must store waste safely and securely. To do this:

  • separate different wastes
  • store waste in a secure place
  • use suitable containers and label them clearly
  • use covers to prevent waste blowing away
  • use a waterproof cover if rain could cause contaminated run-off or prevent the waste from being reused
  • use bunds to prevent liquid waste escaping - eg into a drain

You may need a waste management licence to store your own or other people's waste. The licence will confirm any extra rules for storing waste on your site.