Any landlord renting out a property will want it looked after, and that includes ensuring all tenants know how to properly dispose of their waste whilst in occupancy of the property.
Landlords should be aware that once the property becomes vacant, any waste or unwanted items left from the previous occupancy is no longer considered as household waste and becomes commercial waste, which is waste generated as a result of a business and it is the duty of the landlord to ensure its safe and correct removal.
As a landlord, it is your responsibility:
If your waste is discovered to have been disposed of illegally, even by your carrier, you could face prosecution by the Environment Agency.
It is the responsibility of the council to provide each occupied property with:
At this point the landlord is acting as a trader and is therefore responsible for the removal of this waste.
A skip, direct delivery to a private disposal point or professional removal services would be required in this case. The Waste Transfer Station at Chalvey is available for trade waste at a charge. As household waste recycling centres are licensed for household waste only, this avenue of disposal is not available to a landlord.
Find your nearest registered waste carrier or you can take your own rubbish to your nearest licensed disposal site.
There are lots of benefits to recycling...by encouraging your tenants to reduce, reuse and recycle you can save money and help the environment.
There are several recycling facilities available to tenants:
Tenants may use the bulky waste collection service to dispose of large items.
Letting agencies and landlords can help us by reporting their tenants who dispose of waste illegally. Please email the Neighbourhood Enforcement Team giving as much detail as possible.