Business and Trade Waste

Helping local businesses manage their waste

Under the Environmental Protection Act, businesses have a 'Duty of Care' to ensure that any waste they produce is handled safely and within the law.

Commercial and industrial wastes (including hazardous/special wastes) are classified as 'controlled waste'. The duty applies to businesses who produce, import, transport, store, treat or dispose of controlled waste.

Companies have a duty to ensure that waste is managed properly, recovered or disposed of safely, does not cause harm to human health or pollution of the environment and is only transferred to someone who is authorised to receive it (e.g. suitably licensed/permitted waste contractor or waste management site).

The duty of care requires businesses to keep documentary evidence of their waste management and potentially requires environmental permits depending on quantities, types of wastes produced and how they are managed by the business.

Businesses can pay to dispose of waste at the Transfer Stations at the Smallmead and Longshot Lane Waste Management Parks. For more information about disposing of waste, please click here.

Information and support to comply with the duty of care as well as general resource efficiency advice is available to businesses from a number of organisations and the website

Waste Carrier's Licence

A waste carrier's licence is a permit that is required for the transportation of waste by businesses.

As such if you are depositing waste at the Waste Transfer Station you may require a waste carrier's licence.

If you are unsure about whether you need a licence, please contact the website on or contact the Environment Agency by calling 03708 506 506.

Business & Trade Waste

We can handle all your general waste and mixed recycling needs, simply and efficiently. Just choose the collection schedule that suits your needs and whether it's fortnightly, weekly or more frequently. Click here for a quote.We provide comprehensive trade waste solutions with a wide range of container sizes serviced by a large, modern fleet of vehicles. We also provide bulk recycling of glass, card, plasterboard and scrap metal, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and organic waste.

We can offer a secure waste disposal and shredding solution ensuring integrity and confidentiality however sensitive your material.

We recycle all your metal waste at our recycling facilities where it is sorted and recycled responsibly. Call us today to find out how we can help you.

Buying your waste collection online or getting a quote could not be easier but, to help you see how easy it is, we have created a short video to explain how it works. There are also several interesting infographics and articles to guide you, along with an ebook, explaining everything from what you need to think about if you are a hazardous waste producer to how you can save money through recycling. Click on the link to find out more.

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