Additional commercial waste services

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Please read below for information about additional waste services we offer to commercial and trade premises.

For  more details regarding business, commercial or trade waste and current prices please contact us.

What we offer

There is a charge for this service. For further details, current prices, or to arrange a collection, please call our Commercial Waste Helpline.

Electrical items such as computer monitors, fridges and freezers are classed as hazardous waste and need to be disposed of separately. We are unable to collect these items.

There are certain responsibilities commercial businesses have when it comes to disposing of Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE):

  • If you bought electrical equipment after 13 August 2005, then the producer of that equipment is responsible for its collection, treatment and recycling when you dispose of it.
  • If you bought the equipment before 13 August 2005, and do not replace it, then you are responsible for paying for and arranging treatment in accordance with the WEEE regulations and existing waste management legislation. This includes the Duty of Care and Hazardous Waste Regulations.
  • If you rent or lease equipment the producer is usually responsible for its disposal.
  • The regulations allow producers and business users to agree ‘alternative arrangements’, whereby the business user agrees to take on some or all of the future costs of the end-of-life treatment of the equipment they buy. This is a commercial decision that you will need to make and is likely to form part of the normal negotiating processes for supply contacts in the future.

Disposing of confidential waste in a paper recycling bin or with general waste is not secure.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires all businesses that hold personal information to have adequate security measures in place. All data should be properly protected at all stages during the process of destruction.

We can provide a confidential waste paper collection service, which guarantees that all the material is securely managed and recycled.

There is a choice of four different containers for the collection of office reports, old invoices, computer records, archived materials, and financial reports, for example.

  • Confidential waste sack
    Holds 15 to 20kgs
  • Lockable metal datasafe cabinet
    Holds 50kgs
    Width 1500mm
    Height 920mm
    Depth 450mm
  • Lockable plastic wheeled bin – 120L
    Holds 50 to 60kgs
    Width 460mm
    Height 960mm
    Depth 540mm
  • Lockable plastic wheeled bin – 240L
    Holds 100 to 120kgs
    Width 590mm
    Height 1050mm
    Depth 720mm

The waste will be handled by authorised staff. A certificate of destruction will be issued confirming the secure management of your confidential waste.

Collections are available every other Thursday. Collections can be made fortnightly, four weekly, every eight weeks or as necessary.

For further information and current prices please contact us.

We can provide clinical waste and sharps containers to businesses. There is a charge for this service.

Clinical sacks

Holds approximately 10kgs. Dimensions: 93cm x 72cm

Sharps container

2.5 litre in size.  Dimensions: 17x16cm 54cm circumference

Collections can be ad hoc, weekly or fortnightly.

For further information and current prices, or to set up a collection, please contact us using the details below.

We provide businesses, trade premises and schools with a collection service for fluorescent tubes and low energy light bulbs.

They are both classed as hazardous waste and need to be disposed of separately, and not mixed in with general waste.

In some circumstances Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), including fluorescent tubes, can be returned to the place of sale. Please check with your supplier.

We will provide special containers for the tubes and bulbs. The materials recovered are sent for recycling.