Commercial Recycling

Our commercial recycling collection service assists local businesses to comply with legal requirements regarding how they dispose of their waste. We currently have over 290 local businesses and orgnaisations within the area subscribed to the service. To sign up or for more information email

Prices (from 1 April 2016):

  • £11.08 for a 1100 litre bin, per bin lift.
  • £10.06 for a 660 litre bin, per bin lift.
  • £9.37 for a 360 litre bin, per bin lift.
  • £9.09 for a 240 litre bin, per bin lift.
  • £42.50 for 25 recycling sacks. All prices exclude VAT.

There are no hidden charges with our service. Unlike other providers, who may charge you for producing contracts and the Duty of Care - Controlled Waste Transfer Note, we do this free of charge. Some providers may charge you for hiring the bin, as well as delivery of the bin when you sign up and removal of the bin should you cancel the service. With us you will only ever pay for the collections you receive. 

Changes to the Law

In January 2015 UK waste regulations were amended and stated that businesses are required to separate recyclable material (paper, plastic, metal and glass) from other waste. This amendment to the EU Waste Framework Directive was put in place to ensure improvement to the quality and quantity of recycling across the UK and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. If you would like to know more about the legislation please refer to Waste Legislation and Regulations. 

What do I need to do to comply with the Law?

If you own or operate a business you have a duty of care to deal responsibly with any waste the business produces, your duty of care lasts from the moment you produce the waste until it is passed to a licensed waste carrier. The law is very clear that (as a minimum) paper, plastic, metal and glass must be collected separately from general landfill waste. Recyclable material must not be put in general waste bins.

Some waste collection companies will collect mixed materials (landfill and recycling) together in one container and claim to separate the landfill material from the recycling at a recycling centre – this is no longer an acceptable way to manage waste. Recyclable material must be collected separately from the landfill waste, the recyclables can then be sent to a Materials Reclamation Facility (MRF) for separation into specific material streams.

It is your responsibility to check if the waste carrier you employ to deal with your waste is licensed and managing your waste responsibly. If the waste carrier mishandles your waste you should report it.

How will commercial recycling be collected and how much will it cost?

The commercial recycling will be collected fortnightly. The price for collection and separation of recyclable material is less than the price for the collection and disposal of landfill waste.

  • £10.54 for a 1100 litre bin, per bin lift.
  • £9.52 for a 660 litre bin, per bin lift.
  • £8.83 for a 360 litre bin, per bin lift.
  • £8.55 for a 240 litre bin, per bin lift.
  • £42.50 for 25 recycling sacks.             All prices exclude VAT.

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