Commercial waste

Any waste businesses/trades produce is classed as commercial waste and cannot be disposed of in your normal 'household waste' bin or deposited at a rubbish tip (Community Recycling Centre).

Businesses have a legal responsibility to ensure that any waste produced, stored, transported or disposed of is done so without harming the environment or human health – this is called ‘Duty of Care’. You can view more information on ‘Duty of Care’ on the Environmental Agency website.

Commercial waste collections are chargeable and do not form part of your Business Rates.

We don't make commercial waste collections but there are a number of registered waste carriers who can help you ensure you are complying with the law.

Transferring waste to an unregistered company or person, or failing to provide a waste transfer note is an offence. Those found guilty on conviction are also subject to a fine up to £5,000.

It is also a criminal offence to dump waste (fly-tip) on public/private land. If caught and convicted it could mean a fine of up to £50,000 and/or 12 months in prison.

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