Commercial waste and recycling

What is commercial waste?

Commercial waste is waste from premises mainly used for the purpose of trade or business. The waste can be generated from any of the following:

  • a trade or business
  • education establishment
  • entertainment venue
  • recreation facility
  • sporting venue

Commercial waste does not include household or industrial waste. You should keep waste to a minimum and wherever possible reuse, recycle or recover waste. 

The Council is not licensed to carry or dispose of hazardous waste. You have extra responsibilities if you are storing hazardous waste. You can read about these on GOV.UK.