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Trade Waste (commercial waste)
We work in partnership with Allerdale Waste Services to provide trade waste collection services around Allerdale. Waste generated from a business operation regardless of whether the business is part of your domestic residence is liable for a charge for removal and disposal.
What we collect
- General refuse
- Mixed recycling of glass, cans and plastic
Bin sizes start at 120 litres (which is the size of a domestic refuse bin) to a maximum size of 1100L (this is the largest bin we offer which has four wheels and a roll top lid)
How often is trade waste collected?
We will collect your waste to suit your needs. You can request collection either:
- Fortnightly or
You can contact us if you need to change how often your waste is collected, request an additional collection or cancel a collection.
How much does it cost?
All of our trade waste prices are based on the individual requirements of our customers and are therefore price on application.
We are always competitive and always aim to provide the best price in the market.
Trade waste, what you need to know
Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, all businesses (including those operating from home), have a legal responsibility to safely contain and legally dispose of any waste produced from their business. The local authority may issue you with a fixed penalty notice of £300 or take action in the Magistrates Court with a maximum fine of £5,000 if you fail to comply with the legislation.
The law applies to all types of business, no matter how small they are, what type of waste they create or how much. Waste is considered as anything that is no longer required such as:
- Old mail
- Cleaning products
- Food eaten on your premises
- Cardboard, plastics, sweepings
- Ashtray waste
- Damaged goods that cannot be returned.
It is illegal to take waste from businesses and place it in your domestic bin, or take it to a household waste recycling centre.
Get in touch with the team