The Ins and Outs of Responsible Waste Removal

Whether its commercial or personal, properly removing your waste can be a challenging process. There’s different things to consider, such as the fees, audits and lift rates involved.Unfortunately, responsible waste removal can be quite tough to do if you don’t know what you are doing. Fortunately, we have provided you a nice overview of the waste removal process to help you understand the ins and outs! 

 Waste Audits

These audits break down in detail the amount of waste you have; they also consider ways you can improve the way you handle your waste.  Furthermore, some companies will offer different audits depending on the type of waste you have.


There are fees that you must pay to remove your waste. Your fees will be dependent on factors such as weight, and time taken to load up (lift rates) the waste. There may be additional fees if your waste poses harm to the environment, usually electronic and chemical waste fall under this category.

Duty of Care

There is a duty of care code of practice which is law that requires you keep and dispose your waste safely.  It also states that you must make sure you transfer your waste to those who are authorised to handle it.


Before you are legally allowed to remove your waste, you must register either as a waste carrier, broker or dealer. If you don’t register you could be fined up to £5,000, so it’s important to do so as soon as possible.


You should choose a bin that is the appropriate size for your waste – they are measured in litres. Also, to make it simpler for you and the waste carriers, you should try to label your bins according to the material e.g. glass.

Hazardous Waste

If your waste is hazardous, which as stated before is waste that can be harmful to the environment, (solvents, oils, batteries) it is extra important that you handle and remove your waste responsibly. You may have to take extra procedures to remove hazardous waste.

As you can see removing waste responsibly can be a difficult process, but with our advice you will be able to remove your waste the right way without too much hassle. If you need to hire a skip in Edinburgh to help remove your waste smoothly, please get in touch with us so we can move forward with removing your waste sensibly.




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