What business waste is and how to dispose of it, waste transfer notes and how to reduce your business waste.
Anyone who gets paid for their services is a business, even if they're just a sole trader. Business waste can come from:
If you use part of your home to run your business then any waste from that part is business waste and must not disposed of in your household waste collection.
Yes, if you are the owner of a business of any size, you are legally responsible for the waste your business produces. You have a legal duty to:
No, we do not include it in your business rates so you have the freedom to choose how you dispose of your business waste.
You can use the council's competitive and professional commercial waste collection service. We offer tailor made solutions for both general waste and recyclables. Find out more on our commercial waste website:
You can also:
Please note: if any of your business waste is classified as hazardous, you must make special arrangements to dispose of this. You can check if your waste is hazardous on the GOV.UK website.
For each load of non-hazardous waste that is moved off your premises you need a waste transfer note or a document with the same information, such as an invoice. You can find out more about waste transfer notes on the GOV.UK website.