Duty of Care/SIC Code - Controlled Waste Transfer Note

Wychavon District Council's Commercial Waste Service is a licensed waste carrier service and in order to comply with the Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations Act 1990 it is a requirement that a Duty of Care Waste Transfer Note is completed annually and retained on file for all our customers. It is a legal requirement to keep a copy of your completed Duty of Care Note for two years.

Under the Waste Regulations 2011, from 28 September 2011, Duty of Care Notes require the SIC 2007 code of the TRANSFEROR, that is, the business that is transferring the waste to another business. Please record your SIC 2007 code on your Duty of Care Notes.

How to find your SIC Code

If you don't know your code, go to siccodesupport.co.uk

Selecting the correct code is the responsibility of the user and we cannot accept responsibility for any incorrect code used.

For further support or assistance on completing your Duty of Care Notes, please email louise.perry@wychavon.gov.uk or call us on 01386 565199 or 01386 565018.

What does it mean?

Waste producers are solely responsible for the care of their waste while they hold it. When you have waste you have a duty to stop it escaping, to store it safely and securely. Commercial waste must be collected by a licensed waste carrier.

Wychavon District Council is acting as the broker between yourselves (the producer of the waste) and FCC Environment Services (UK) Ltd formerly FOCSA (the carrier of the waste). When waste changes hands, a transfer note must be completed and signed by both parties and a written description of the waste handed over.

The Council is obliged under the Duty of Care to collect and transport waste from the collection site to a disposal site safely and securely.  The transfer note is a legal requirement and we are not able to collect your waste if it is not completed.

Description of the Waste

You must provide a written description of the waste. This must include the European Waste Classification (EWC) six digit code. Most waste will fall within the codes listed below. If you are unable to identify your waste type please contact us for advice.

Please note we are unable to take the following:

  • Sharps
  • Corrosive substances
  • Clinical waste
  • Solvents
  • Oil waste
  • Builders rubble
  • Acids
  • Liquid waste
  • Uncooked meat/offal

Alternative arrangements will need to be made for the removal of any of the above items or substances by calling the Environment Agency on 08708 506506.

Types of bins/sacks

Enter the number of each size container emptied each week. If you are unsure of the size of the bin refer to your last invoice or contact Client Services on the number below.

Enter the frequency in which your commercial collection is made (e.g. weekly, twice weekly, seasonally – if seasonally please state from and to dates).

Section C – Current Holder of the Waste/Waste Producer

Full name: The name of the person completing the form on behalf of your organisation.
Company Name and Address:  Full Name of Company and Full Address from where refuse is to be collected from. The person completing the form should sign in this section.

Transfer (Office Use)

For a property having a regular collection of the same type of waste, this transfer note will cover collections for one year from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017. If the type of waste alters in any way a new transfer note must be completed.  Please note a copy of the transfer note must be retained by the customer for two years (until 31st March 2019). New transfer notes can be downloaded via the Duty of Care form - Controlled Waste Transfer Note

What kind of commercial waste can we collect?

European Waste
Classification (EWC 2002)

Waste Type
20 01 01 Paper and cardboard
20 01 02 Glass
20 01 08 Biodegradable kitchen and canteen waste
20 01 10 Clothes
20 01 11 Textiles
20 01 36 Discarded electrical equipment not containing hazardous components
20 01 38 Wood (without wood preservers)
20 01 39 Plastics
20 01 40 Metals
20 02 01 Biodegradable waste
20 02 02 Soil and stones
20 02 03 Other non-biodegradable waste
20 03 01 Mixed municipal waste
20 03 02 Waste from markets
20 03 03 Street-cleansing residues
20 03 07 Bulky waste

What kind of commercial waste can't we collect?

European Waste
Classification (EWC 2002)

Waste Type
20 01 13 *          Solvents
20 01 14 * Acids
20 01 15 * Alkalines
20 01 17 * Photochemicals
20 01 19 * Pesticides
20 01 21 * Fluorescent tubes and other mercury-containing waste
20 01 26 * Oil and fat other than those mentioned in 20 01 25
20 01 31 * Cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines
20 01 33 *

Batteries and accumulators included in 16 06 01, 16 06 02 or 16 06 03
and unsorted batteries and accumulators containing these

* Hazardous waste regardless of any threshold concentrations.

Alternative arrangements will need to be made for the removal of any of the above items or substances by calling the Environment Agency on 08708 506506.

You can download the European Waste Classification Catalogue issued by the Environment Agency for further information.

For more information contact:

If you would like more information about Commercial Waste Catalogue Numbers please contact:

Client Services
Wychavon District Council
Telephone: 01386 565018 (9am-5pm Monday-Friday)
E-mail: client.services@wychavon.gov.uk