Household and Garden Rubbish Clearance Planning Permission?

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Household and Garden Rubbish Clearance Planning Permission?

Post by stacey0768 » Fri May 25, 2007 5:17 pm

Hello,

Does anyone know if you need planning permission,
to run a household and garden rubbish clearance business from you home?

I know you would need a licence to be able to dispose of the waste,
as you wouldn't be able to take business waste to a local tidy tip.

Also do you know if there is an online UK site where you can search to see,
if someone does have a licence to dispose of business waste just incase they are flytipping the rubbish.

Thank You

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Post by arborlad » Fri May 25, 2007 6:22 pm

stacey0768 wrote:Hello,

Does anyone know if you need planning permission,
to run a household and garden rubbish clearance business from you home?

I know you would need a licence to be able to dispose of the waste,
as you wouldn't be able to take business waste to a local tidy tip.

Also do you know if there is an online UK site where you can search to see,
if someone does have a licence to dispose of business waste just incase they are flytipping the rubbish.

Thank You
It would probably come under the heading, Waste Transfer Station, which needs a licence.

Any waste you carry, you would need a Carriers Licence for.

It would be a change of use from residential to business, so yes Planning Permission would be needed (I think).

It's a grand idea and I wish you luck, but I think you'll find the process fraught with difficulties and regulations.

"They", are always saying we should be reducing the amount of rubbish going to landfill and yet "They" are making it harder for anyone trying to do that.

We have a small domestic compost bin at work, which quite happily deals with the green waste from 20+ people in the office - but if we wanted to compost the green waste we produce (tree arisings/grass cuttings, etc.) commercially, we'd have to get a licence.

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Post by stacey0768 » Fri May 25, 2007 6:38 pm

Hello,

Thank you for your reply.

Im not planning on going into this type of business,
but wanted to find out if someone locally is licensed or not to run this type of business.

Thanks Again

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Post by arborlad » Fri May 25, 2007 6:55 pm

Ah, I completely misunderstood that, didn't I :oops:

All of the above would apply - whoever is doing it.

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Post by stacey0768 » Fri May 25, 2007 11:07 pm

http://www2.environment-agency.gov.uk/e ... e=register

Good website for checking people have a license to carry waste etc.

Thanks again for all your help arborlad

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Post by Mattylad » Fri May 25, 2007 11:30 pm

Now that's good link.

It shows that my neighbours do not have a license to carry the crap that they do on the back of the wagons they park in their drive.

But then should you need a license to run a business clearing out back yards & shops?
Any comments I give here are my own opinions, for legal advise check with a qualified solicitor.

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Post by stacey0768 » Fri May 25, 2007 11:44 pm

Well they should have a waste carriers license.

A chap near me runs a business from home,
doing household and garden rubbish clearance and he has a waste carriers licence just checked today to see if he does or not.

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Post by Alan Harris » Mon May 28, 2007 10:44 pm

Dear Stacey

What about the other waste which people may offload onto you. Who will test it to see what you have and know what effects it may have. Not everyone is going to be trustworthy and only give you thinga to save our planet. Waste is a high risk business.

Yes you would need a change of use permission. Normally high risk waste businesses are limited to designated areas specially allocated for high risk of pollution. Your idea is well meaning but not very practical

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Post by arborlad » Mon May 28, 2007 11:02 pm

Alan Harris wrote:Dear Stacey

What about the other waste which people may offload onto you. Who will test it to see what you have and know what effects it may have. Not everyone is going to be trustworthy and only give you thinga to save our planet. Waste is a high risk business.

Yes you would need a change of use permission. Normally high risk waste businesses are limited to designated areas specially allocated for high risk of pollution. Your idea is well meaning but not very practical

Best regards



Alan Harris
Alan, thank you, you have restored my faith in my own literacy skills :lol:

Think you'd better read the whole thread, carefully :D

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Re: Household and Garden Rubbish Clearance Planning Permissi

Post by zaax » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:55 pm

https://www.gov.uk/register-waste-carrier

It seems if you are taking your own waste to the tip you need a licence
I know nothing about the law.

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Post by jdfi » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:02 pm

zaax wrote:https://www.gov.uk/register-waste-carrier

It seems if you are taking your own waste to the tip you need a licence
From that link: "From January 2014, you must register as a waste carrier, broker or dealer if you do any of the following as part of your business"

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Post by Roblewis » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:19 pm

Having a carrier licence is NOT a permission to keep waste at your premises. It is simply a legal permission to carry waste from the point of its production to a licenced receiving station/point. Waste Stations are separately licensed and their are various categories and hazardous waste disposal is the hardest of all to get a licence to operate. There is somewhere on the EA website a list of licenced sites and what they can receive but I think this is now commercial view only. Many local authorities issue the list for their county publicly on internet if you do a google search.

This link gives interesting reading https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j ... 1339,d.d2s

There is an exemption to carry your own waste to a licenced site

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Re: Household and Garden Rubbish Clearance Planning Permissi

Post by jonahinoz » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:30 pm

Hi,

Wagons? That sounds like they are large vehicles (plural) which might indicate they need an OPERATORS LICENCE ... operating base, certificate of professional competence, vehicle maintenance contracts, tachographs, drivers hours, etc. Do not know the requirements, so best do a Google.

There are websites that can tell you if the wagons are taxed, and what category, insured, and probably taxed.

There may even be movements, or planning restrictions on parking commercial vehicles on the property.

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Post by duvet » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:01 am

zaax wrote:https://www.gov.uk/register-waste-carrier

It seems if you are taking your own waste to the tip you need a licence
you dont need a licence to take your domestic waste to the dump... but you would if you took your aged next door neighbours bag too

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Re: Household and Garden Rubbish Clearance Planning Permission?

Post by jonahinoz » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:29 pm

Hi,

I broke up a brand new sheet of plasterboard, put it in a black bag, took it to the LA tip. On arriving, I wa challenged by a "jobsworth", who wanted to see my permit.

Apparently my little Hijet pick-up, (think Bedford Rascal lookalike) was a goods vehicle, therefore I must be carrying "trade waste". The JW could see no reason for me being reluctant to carry rubbish in my wife's brand new car, but if I had used her car, there would not have been a problem. In the event, a neighbour, who worked for the LA, took it to the tip for me, in his own slightly older car.

Apparently plasterboard is "hazardous waste", but I'm allowed to buy it, and build it into my house. I understand that the manufacturers buy old plaster board, as it is cheaper to re-use than digging for new gypsum. I doubt that LAs recive any benefit from selling old plasterboard, as most amenity sites are privately run, but I don't know if they pay, or are paid, for the priviledge.

John W

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