What is commercial waste?
Commercial waste is waste from premises used for a trade or business, or for the purposes of sport, recreation or entertainment.
Removal of commercial waste
Businesses have a duty to organise their own commercial waste removal and recycling. The council is
not responsible for the removal of commercial waste.
There are a number of licensed waste disposal companies in the area who can set up a contract to remove commercial, hazardous and special waste.
You must sign a Trade Refuse Agreement with a carrier who is legally authorised to carry waste and pay the charges. You may take your own rubbish to a licensed disposal site but you cannot use the public civic amenity sites for free tipping.
Ensure that you complete the waste transfer note and provide a written description of the waste. Normally, your carrier will produce this for you as part of your agreement.
Keep a copy of all documentation for 2 years. You can be prosecuted if you cannot produce full records for the last 2 years.
Illegal dumping of waste
If your waste is discovered to have been disposed of illegally, even by your carrier, your company will face legal proceedings.