Decision details

Household Waste Duty of Care - Key Decision

Decision Maker: Neighbourhood Services Committee

Decision status: Implemented

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The committee is asked to consider a proposal to introduce a new fixed penalty notice


The Committee resolved to:


1. Agree that Spelthorne Officers will use additional enforcement powers granted under the amended Environmental Protection Act 1990, to issue Fixed Penalty Notices to individuals where there is evidence that they have breached their duty of care for disposal of household waste.

2. Delegate authority to the Group Head of Neighbourhood Services to authorise appropriate officers to issue Fixed Penalty Notices under section 34(2)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to persons whom the officer has reason to believe has failed to comply with their duty of care in the disposal of controlled waste.

Report author: Jackie Taylor

Publication date: 10/09/2021

Date of decision: 09/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Neighbourhood Services Committee

Effective from: 16/09/2021

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