Waste management and disposal
If you own or manage a holiday let in York, you must store, safely contain and dispose any waste that comes from your property in a responsible and lawful manner.
You are required to have either a commercial waste contract in place, or transport and dispose of commercial waste at a registered waste disposal site. This means you must:
- ensure waste is stored securely on your land
- only use a licensed commercial waste contractor if you arrange to have your waste removed and disposed
- ensure you keep Waste Information receipts (previously known as Waste Transfer Notes) for all commercial waste collections for a period of up to two years. These receipts are proof that you have lawfully transferred your waste
If you yourself transport and dispose of commercial waste at a registered waste disposal site, you can apply for a free, Lower Tier Waste Carrier’s Licence from the Environment Agency.
If you live at the property, either full or part-time, you can only put out your personal household waste for collection by the council’s household waste and recycling service.
Recycling efficiently will help reduce the amount of waste your business produces and will reduce the cost of waste removal.