Commercial waste

All businesses have a legal Duty of Care to dispose of their waste in a responsible manner, using a licensed carrier and obtaining a Controlled Waste Transfer Note.

The Duty of Care is a law, which states that you must take all reasonable steps to keep waste safe. If you give waste to someone else, you must be sure that they're authorised to take it and can transport, recycle or dispose of it safely. If you break this law you can be fined up to £5,000.

Many local companies can provide a sack collection, wheeled bin or skip based collection and recycling services for trade waste. If you're prepared to sort your waste you may be able to negotiate lower costs than for mixed waste.

More details about the legal Duty of Care.

The council's streetcare partner, Urbaser, operates a commercial trade waste and recycling collection service to businesses throughout the area.

For more information phone: 01452 311999 or visit,  to register your interest.

Urbaser commercial trade waste customers

Blue trade sacks can be purchased (25 sacks for £62) from Urbaser. 

At present customers cannot collect the blue sacks from the Depot on Eastern Avenue, delivery can be arranged and there will be no charge.

Businesses in the city centre are reminded that collections only take place between Monday and Friday. Please do not place blue sacks on the streets over the weekend as this causes a nuisance, attracts vermin and may result in a fine.

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