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Duty of Care

Duty of Care

The Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 are likely to affect your business. For more information visit the Services and Advice to Businesses section and information on the Scottish Environment Protection Agency website.

What is your Duty of Care?

When you sign up as a commercial customer you must fill out a 'duty of care' controlled waste transfer note. This is a legal requirement for every waste transfer.

'Controlled Waste' in this context refers to commercial and industrial waste.

Duty of Care transfer note

Please fill in the form we send you, send one copy back to the Council and retain one copy for your records. You will be asked to fill this form out annually and copies must be retained for two years.

Classification of waste being transferred

On the form tick all the waste types that apply. If a waste type is not listed then remember to enter the details.

If you require assistance then please contact wasteservices using the details at the bottom of the page.

Why is this necessary?

As a business you have a 'duty of care' to ensure that all waste you produce is handled safely and within the law.

If you give waste to someone else, you must be sure they are authorised to take it and can transport, recycle or dispose of it safely at properly licensed sites.

The 'duty of care' form that you are asked to fill in by the Council demonstrates that you, the producer, and the council as the contractor have taken reasonable steps to comply with the 'duty of care' obligation.

If we don't receive a completed 'duty of care' form from your business then we cannot offer you a collection service.


It is illegal to move waste without completing a Duty of Care Transfer Note and you could be liable if someone dumps your waste illegally.

For Further Information Contact

Waste Services
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000