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Find a SIC code for your duty of care waste transfer note

Lancaster City Council is a licensed waste carrier and in order to comply with the Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations Act 1990, a waste transfer note must be completed annually and retained on file for all our customers. It is a legal requirement to keep a copy of your completed waste transfer note for two years.

Under the Waste Regulations 2011, waste transfer notes require the SIC code of the transferor, that is, the business that is transferring the waste to another business. Please record your SIC code in section D of your duty of care waste transfer note.

How to find your SIC code

Use the look up table below to find your SIC code. Select the relevant section, then division, then group, and finally select your 4-digit or 5-digit code. Where a 4-digit code is further broken down into 5-digit codes (using /), you should use one of the 5-digit codes.

For more detailed information on the activities covered by each code, please consult the explanatory notes:

For information and support on SIC codes, please see the Office for National Statistics UK SIC 2007 website, or call 01329 444970 or email

Selecting the correct code is the responsibility of the user and we can accept no responsibility for any incorrect code used.

SIC code look up table

Select the section, division and group

Last updated: 16 May 2023

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