If you decide to pay a waste contractor to collect and dispose of your waste, you still have a Duty of Care to ensure that it is disposed of correctly.
You must make sure that:
The law says that it is your responsibility to ensure your waste is not disposed of illegally, as fly-tipping or other litter. You must keep a record to prove that you arranged for a licensed waste carrier to collect your waste. If you cannot proved this you can be given a Fixed Penalty Notice or prosecuted.
You must complete a Waste Transfer Note when your waste is transferred for collection. The law says that you must keep a copy of this note for at least two years.
The Environment Agency or the council can demand to see the Waste Transfer Notes at short notice. If you cannot produce them, even if you had one and lost it, you will be in breach of your duty of care.