Municipal waste management
Disposal of commercial waste
If you generate waste from a business it is classified as commercial waste and cannot be disposed of in your normal 'household waste' bin or deposited at a community recycling centre.
Find your nearest recycling centre.
Businesses must ensure that:
- waste is stored in the correct containers;
- any spillages are cleared away;
- waste is only disposed of by a licenced professional and;
- they sign a waste transfer note with the waste collecting company (which should be kept for 2 years).
For further information please visit the Environment Agency website.
Free advice on saving costs and minimising waste
Envirowise provides free advice and support to UK businesses on practical ways to save costs, minimise waste and reduce environmental impact. Through its advice line and website it covers issues including hazardous waste, waste management, packaging and eco design.
Help to understand the environmental laws
The NetRegs website has a comprehensive range of information to help businesses interpret and understand environmental laws that relate to the disposal of waste.
Last updated 10/05/2012
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Rubbish and Recycling team
Address: Granville House
St Georges Road
Tel: 01952 384384