Commercial trade 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 are 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.

Commercial trade waste customers who use the blue trade sacks are advised that 25 sacks cost £62. 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.

Trade/Commercial Waste  Policy

Gloucester City Council is committed, in partnership with street care contractors Urbaser (formerly Amey) to improving the street scene within our City, to make an attractive location which helps businesses to grow, by encouraging residents and attracting visitors.

We think that it’s more important than ever, as we take the appropriate steps to come out of Covid restrictions, to keep our city clean.  It is our view that investment in this will lead to improved business.

Moreover, all businesses across the City (eg shops, offices, pubs, restaurants, factories) have a responsibility to safely manage the waste they produce, in order to protect human health, the environment and to be within the law.

Below is the necessary information to businesses about the law and their duty of care with regard to the waste they produce and details about the Trade Waste Policy adopted by Gloucester City Council.

 

Trade/Commercial Waste  Policy 

Gloucester City Council is committed, in partnership with street care contractors Urbaser (formerly Amey) to improving the street scene within our City, to make an attractive location which helps businesses to grow, by encouraging residents and attracting visitors.

We think that it’s more important than ever, as we take the appropriate steps to come out of Covid restrictions, to keep our city clean.  It is our view that investment in this will lead to improved business.

Moreover, all businesses across the City (eg shops, offices, pubs, restaurants, factories) have a responsibility to safely manage the waste they produce, in order to protect human health, the environment and to be within the law.

Below is the necessary information to businesses about the law and their duty of care with regard to the waste they produce and details about the Trade Waste Policy adopted by Gloucester City Council.

Policy statement

Contacting Us

If you require further information in respect of this policy or have a general query relating to trade waste then please contact us on 01452 396396 or email heretohelp@gloucester.gov.uk.

Alternatively you may wish to visit our website at www.gloucester.gov.uk which contains further information

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