This responsibility is put on the owner of the waste to ensure the waste carrier has a carrier’s licence and is registered with the Environmental Agency. If waste is found, it will usually be because they have not. This means that the owner can be held responsible for not ensuring. If waste is collected by a legitimate company they will provide the owner with valid waste transfer notes that has details of the carrier and the waste they collect.
With regards to business premises, they must have a waste agreement in place with a registered waste collection company. Usually, they will have a waste agreement but also waste transfer notes to prove the waste has been collected by the said company.