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Business refuse

We operate a business refuse collection service throughout the borough.

The frequency of collection and size of the bin can be tailored to your business requirements.

Please fill in the online application form to apply for the business refuse service:

Our waste carrier licence can be printed from here

For further information on the Duty of Care please visit the Environment Agency's website.

Outline of the service

  • regular collections of refuse
  • a choice of containers to suit your business and save you space: 1100 litre, 660 litre or business waste sacks
  • Price includes the hire of the bin, your Duty of Care (a legal requirement) and are VAT free if located within the borough boundry.
  • Monthly invoicing in arrears by direct debit.

Under Schedule 2 of the Controlled Waste Regulations 1992 charity shops are eligible for a reduced rate.

Your business responsibilities

It is the responsibility of your business to dispose of your waste, in accordance with the Duty of Care, section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 legislation. Your business must, as a matter of record, keep a copy of the paperwork for two years and have it available for inspection if requested.

Various other private contractors can also offer a business refuse collection and contact numbers can be found online.

Before entering into a contract for the collection of business waste, businesses have a duty to make sure that the contractor is registered as a ‘waste carrier’ by the Environment Agency and are fully compliant under the Duty of Care section of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 legislation.