Keeping on Course to Keep Kent Clean

A series of free courses to help businesses make sure they are complying with the law when they dispose of their waste is being rolled out across Kent following a successful pilot in Dover District.

Dover District Council’s Environmental Crime Team helped create the new course to help businesses comply with legislation on the disposal of commercial waste.  Further to a pilot within DDC, funding was secured from Low Carbon Kent to roll the course out across Kent. The course is now attracting up to 70 small businesses per session.

The ‘Business Waste: Your Duty of Care’ course is designed to help waste collectors, shops, landlords, and those who work from home to understand their legal obligations.  Further funding has been secured to develop the course into an e-learning package, with a tailor-made course for waste carriers who have committed first-time offences.

The course, run with the Kent Resource Partnership, is part of partnership work to tackle fly-tipping, protect the environment and help Keep Kent Clean. This follows the recent Keep Kent Clean campaign, where Kent County Council, with district and borough authorities, urged residents to protect themselves from illegal waste carriers.

Cllr Nicholas Kenton, DDC Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services said: “We continue to work with partners to prosecute offenders and promote awareness of waste issues. This course is a valuable asset in our work to provide people with the information they need and is a real credit to our Environmental Crime Team, and especially officer Sarah Bradley, who have been working hard on its development.”

For more details on the latest courses, please see the Business Waste Course page on the DDC website.



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