Things to consider when organising an event

Waste management

Your event is likely to produce waste.

Anyone who produces, carries, treats or disposes of waste is responsible for waste management (Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990).

The waste from your event needs managing responsibly and legally.

It is an offence to keep, treat, or dispose of waste in a way which is likely to lead to pollution of the environment.

You will need to consider:

  • Arranging litter containers (you can get these from the Council)
  • Type of litter containers
  • Emptying litter containers during the event
  • Litter picking during the event
  • Collection of waste at the end of the event by a registered waste carrier or exempt organisation such as the Council

Not managing your event's waste breaks the law, and threatens the safety of those attending the event.

A build-up of waste can cause:

  • Injury to staff and spectators
  • Blocking of exit routes
  • Tripping hazards
  • Fire hazard
  • Misuse of waste, i.e. throwing of bottles and cans by the audience

Contact us to discuss waste management

To discuss waste management at your event, please contact the Handy Estates team on 0191 427 2057.

There will be a charge for removing waste from the event site.