Services for Business
Legally, all businesses must manage their waste in a responsible manner. If done effectively, there are opportunities to save you money in disposal costs. It can also enhance your image and help the environment.
Environmental legislation states that all businesses are responsible for the waste they produce. By law, every business must: use the most environmentally preferable option of waste management, as per the waste hierarchy,
- know the type and quantity of waste produced,
- classify waste using the European waste catalogue,
- arrange for a registered waste carrier
- to collect the waste and complete associated waste transfer notes,
- dispose of electrical waste via a compliant scheme
Under ‘producer responsibility’, the producers of electrical equipment and packaging have additional legal obligations regarding the end destination of that material when it becomes waste.
Businesses must pay to dispose of their waste, either using a business waste collection service or taking items to the local Household Waste & Recycling Centre.
Council operated collection services
Council services offer a variety of bin sizes to suit your needs, with flexible payment options. As the council has direct access to disposal options, they can offer lower disposal costs than other waste carriers. The council does not charge VAT, so they can offer increasingly competitive prices. Business (or trade) waste services are run by the councils listed below. Please get in touch with your local council for a competitive quote.
- Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council
- Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
- Stoke on Trent City Council
- Cannock Chase District Council
Household Waste & Recycling Centre
Small traders can dispose of their waste at the Household Waste and Recycling Centres. Simply speak to a member of site staff at a centre, and one of the advisors will be able check your materials for disposal and provide you with a quotation based on our trade waste fees and charges. Traders can now dispose of any materials disposed of by a householder at the HWRC, except for asbestos.
- Cardboard and paper
- Garden waste and soil
- Hardcore and rubble
- Household waste
- Mixed glass
- Wood and timber