Frequently asked questions

There are several laws related to commercial waste recycling that you need to adhere to as a business owner and you have a duty of care to minimise the waste your company generates. It is also cheaper to dispose of recyclable waste so you should consider a mixed recyling service as a minimum for your business
Yes, there are waste allowances in place for the contents of bins Waste transportation vehicles contain certified scales that weigh waste containers when they are collected to make sure the most accurate readings are taken about the waste being transported. There is a standard allowance, that can be increased for an extra cost. Some waste management companies offer a fair usage policy and work with you to reduce your waste. We will make these extra costs clear in your quote
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There are several financial benefits to recycling for a business, such as tax credits for any waste redirected from a landfill site to a recycling facility. The best benefit it is cheaper to dispose of recyclable waste.
No you can only place non hazardous dry lightweight compactable waste in your general trade waste container. Liquid wastes or hazardous wastes are subject to stricter controls via the Hazardous Waste Regulations. If you are unsure whether your waste stream is hazardous or non hazardous please contact on the chat below for advice.
No, as you are only allowed to store dry and lightweight non-hazardous waste that is compactable into your general commercial waste container. There are stricter rules and regulations regarding hazardous and liquid wastes as outlined in the Hazardous Waste Regulations.
We offer flexible collections, a perfect collection schedule will be put in place that suits your business needs to fully ensure your waste is removed and disposed of safely and with no distribution to your working day. The following collections are available for bins; • Daily • Weekly (every week) • Fortnightly (every 2 weeks) For certain specialist types of waste such as clinical then 4 weekly (monthly) collections are available. Skip hire and one time only collections are also available. Your business can have an array of different schedules for example a general waste collection every week and a recycling collection every fortnight. No matter how complex your waste collection requirements are, we will take care of it, reduce your costs, and stop waste going to landfill
Our containers come in all sizes and are provided with minimum stress to your business and your locations including basg, wheelie as well as larger static options such as skips and front/rear end loadwes. If you are unsure about what size or sizes are right for your business, then please give us call or click here to read our detailed guide by waste type and container.
To determine whether your waste procedures are right or not, you need to ask yourself the following questions: • Do you have the right size of wheelie bin? • Do you often find you have too much waste to fit securely inside your bins? • Do you often have half-full bins? • Do you need to use sacks or a wheelie bin? • Could you reduce the amount of waste you send to landfill and recycle more instead? If you need help with any of these just contact us and we will be happy to help
If action is required from you to cancel your existing service you will be notified via your tracking page. This can vary from providing a copy of your existing contract to instruction for you to contact them on how to cancel your service yourself. It vary between providers and locations and we will guide you through the whole process
We have commercial agreements in place with waste management companies across the UK. We charge the waste management companies a fee when we sign up customers to them, which means we can provide consumers with a free service. Our commercial relationships help us make the sign up process as simple as possible for our customers and in some cases allow us to negotiate exclusive deals that are not available directly from the waste management companies.
The cost of commercial waste disposal depends on the company you use, the kind of waste that needs to be disposed of and how much waste you have. Generally, the waste that costs more to dispose of is what is considered hazardous or construction and building waste. Whereas, waste that can be recycled is much cheaper to dispose of. Pricing is calculated based on weight , container size and frequency of collection.
Yes, there is a weight allowance for the contents of the bin. Vehicles are fitted with certified scales which weigh the containers upon collection to ensure accurate data collection. This can be increased at an extra cost but the standard weight allowances for each container. Some waste management companies offer a fair usage policy and work with you to reduce your waste. We will make these extra costs clear in your quote
As we are not a broker we don't get involved in the management of your account on a day to day basis. Once we have you up and running with your new service your payment will be direct with the waste management company. You will be given detailed instructions on a hand over from us to the new provider and we will always be here to help with any issue you may have
Depending on your existing service situation the process will vary slightly. All information and next steps will be provided to you on your dedicated tracking page. For key logistical dates such as bin delivery and first collection you will receive an alert the day before and morning off to ensure it all goes smoothly
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General Waste • Allowed: Non-hazardous general waste such as greasy food wrappers, crisp packets, plastic cutlery, black plastic, coat hangers, hair cuttings, napkins, etc. • Not allowed: Electrical items, chemicals, wood, rubble, vehicle parts, metal drums, carpet/lino, furniture, paint tins Dry Mixed Recycling • Allowed: Paper (dry and clean), cardboard (dry and clean), metal tins and cans, plastic such as milk and shampoo bottles, microwaveable meal trays, drinks bottles • Not allowed: Greasy cardboard such as pizza boxes, black plastic, crisp packets, waxed paper cups (takeaway tea/coffee cups), hard plastic, such as pipes or PVC window surrounds, liquids, polystyrene, textiles, food Glass • Allowed: Jars (no lids), glass bottles • Not allowed: Windows, pyrex, drinking glasses, ceramics Food • Allowed: Vegetable peelings, fish or raw meat, leftover food in its original packaging (except glass or tins), milk, small bones such as chicken bones, tea bags, coffee grounds • Not allowed: Butchers bones, black bags, plants, anything other than food, cooking oil, plastic, glass, other general waste If you are unsure about what can go in your bins then please give us call or click here to read our detailed guide by waste type and container.
As a business owner, your duty of care is outlined by the 1990 Environmental Protection Act in Section 34. All businesses have a responsibility legally to make sure they keep, transport and get rid of their commercial waste properly without causing harm to the environment. There is no time limit on this duty of care, so companies are expected to stick to their responsibilities regarding waste from their inception to their end. This includes: Storing and transporting their commercial waste properly so that it can’t leak or escape while ensuring waste storage facilities are fully protected against weather, tamper, accidental damage and theft. Ensure that all their commercial waste is collected and handled by authorised waste carriers Fill out waste transfer notes each time they dispose of waste and keep a record of each for a minimum of 2 years for any non-hazardous commercial waste and 3 years for any hazardous commercial waste. Make sure the waste they get rid of is only disposed at authorised waste facilities
You will receive an email from us with a link to your order tracking page. From here you will find full instructions on what to do next as well as view the progress of your order, easily ask us any questions or find our contact details. Next steps 1) Complete a site risk assessment: Each provider requires you to self complete a simple online site risk assessment to enable the safe and timely provision of your service. ​​2) Provide your direct debit details: Add your bank details to enable us to set up your direct debit with your new provider. Don't worry, no money will be taken until you are up and running. 3) Once you have successfully completed step 1 and 2 above you will be able to sign your new contract to finalise the provision of your service.
The UK government is very hard on businesses that don’t handle or dispose of waste properly. There have been instances where companies have been fined as much as £80,000 for illegally disposing of their waste. As there is thought to be up to 27-tonnes of commercial waste sent to UK landfills every year, all businesses are responsible for dealing with their waste in the best and greenest way they possibly can. When you hire a commercial waste management company to handle your waste it leads to many great benefits – it saves you money, time, stress and can help you achieve your eco-friendly goals.
A Commercial Waste Carrier Licence is a legally required document that was introduced first in January 2014 in the UK. They are managed and issued by the EA or Environment Agency and all waste carriers are required to carry them by law. That means all businesses and one-man-bands that manage, transport and dispose of waste. Including organisations that handle the waste they produced
By definition, commercial waste, which is also referred to as business or trade waste, is any waste that is produced by a business or commercial practices. Which, in the United Kingdom, can include agricultural and construction waste.
There are a variety of factors that will affect your decision, such as the kind of waste your company generates, the volume you produce, how frequently you need it collected and disposed of, the areas a company serves, their collection times and how much it all costs. An easier way, of course, is speaking to us or getting an online quote via our super easy comparison tool.
It is not easy to give an exact figure as to how much commercial waste collection and disposal will cost without having all the details to hand related to your company and its specific needs. If you need help with this just contact us and we will be happy to help
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Depending on where you are in the country, there will be some rules and regulations that outline your responsibility for waste disposal. The bare minimum you need to adhere to is that you need to keep your commercial waste to a minimum through reusing it, recycling it and reducing it. It’s important to always receive a Waste Transfer Note and a licenced waste carrier when you need to dispose of commercial waste.
It is the responsibility of each business in the UK to manage their waste properly and follow the rules and regulations outlined by UK law. This includes the reduction and production of waste, organising it and storing it, transporting and disposing of it.
• General waste, general everyday waste. • Dry mixed recycling, cardboard, paper, plastics. • Commercial food waste, such as leftover products from grocery stores, cafés, and restaurants. • Pharmaceutical waste, such as PPE equipment and out of date medications. • Clinical waste, such as bandages, medicinal vials, and sanitary products. • Confidential waste, such as personnel files, contracts, and health records. • Hazardous waste, such as batteries and radioactive waste. • Paper waste, such as booklets, soft-covered books, and magazines. • Glass waste, such as jars and bottles. • Plastic waste, such as bottles, containers, and packaging. • Cardboard waste, such as cereal boxes and packaging. • Liquid waste, such as sludge and sewage removal. • WEEE waste, such as electrical equipment, fridges, freezers, and microwaves. • Oil waste, such as diesel, gas, and cooking oil.
This is a legal document or contract between you, the owner of the waste and the waste manage company. It outlines the kind of waste you are disposing of when it is due to be collected and the location it is being taken to.
All waste is transported and disposed of at facilities and locations appropriate for the kind of waste that is being disposed of. Commercial waste cannot be transported from one country to another. The only time it can move across borders is if it is being used for recovery, that is, for generating energy. We are proud to work with waste management conpanies that offer Zero a landfill policy
• Transparent and easy to understand pricing • Vetted suppliers with proven green credentials • We don't get in the way and let you deal direct with your provider With our service we find you the deal, set you up with your new waste manement company then we get out of the way. Your day to day contact will be direct with the them