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Trade Waste & Recycling

Trade waste collections

We operate weekly trade waste and fortnightly paper and card recycling services, open to all commercial properties across the borough.

The package includes free impartial advice from our dedicated experts, rental and collection of the required containers, and associated disposal costs, along with documentation outlining your legal responsibilities.

We offer different sizes and types of containers for both your recyclable and non-recyclable waste.

You can contact our Gateway on 01772 625625 for more information or advice.

Your responsibilities

It is an offence to put waste or recycling from a business into a domestic bin or to take it to a Household Waste Recycling Centre.

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 says all businesses, regardless of their size, must manage and dispose of their waste responsibly. 

Businesses must store waste appropriately and securely; check it is transported and handled by people authorised to do so and that the site it is taken to is authorised to accept it.

They must also complete waste transfer notes to document all waste you transfer and keep them as a record for at least two years.

Businesses can contact us to set up a trade waste collection. Once the contract has been signed and all further checks have been carried out, we will aim to have the service up-and-running as soon as possible. 

The ¬†Environment Agency¬† can provide businesses with information on registered waste carriers and disposal sites. They also have a useful web site where you can find disposal sites for specific materials.

Waste Resource Action Programme, more commonly known as WRAP, offers UK businesses free, independent advice and support on practical ways to increase profits, minimise waste and reduce environmental impact. This government funded programme can help make your business more competitive and profitable, and ensure that you always comply with environmental legislation.

Also, have a look at Right Waste, Right Place. This website has been created to offer practical advice to businesses to help them ensure they are meeting their 'Duty of Care' obligations under Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

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