Haringey London Borough Council v Mountplace Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted March 30th, 2012 in duty of care, environmental protection, law reports, news, waste by tracey

Haringey London Borough Council v Mountplace Ltd: [2012] EWHC 698 (Admin);  [2012] WLR (D)  100

“The duty of care imposed on a producer of waste (or anyone else who fell within one of the different categories of waste holder) by section 34(1)(c) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 was a duty to secure the results set out in the subsection which fell to complied with on the occasion of a given transfer of waste, and the question as to what were the reasonable measures applicable to him ‘in that capacity’ to secure those results fell to be answered by reference to his capacity on that occasion in the circumstances prevailing at that time. However, that did not mean that a waste holder could not comply with that duty on the occasion of the transfer by having reference to measures he had already taken on days prior to that occasion in anticipation of that occasion, nor did it preclude the court from considering such measures, or the absence thereof, in determining whether the duty had been complied with.”

WLR Daily, 28th March 2012

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