Any waste that comes from a commercial activity is business waste. If you use part of your home to run your business then any waste from that part is business waste. Councils have no duty to dispose of commercial waste for free.
Business have a duty to:
- dispose of their own waste
- complete a for each load of waste that leaves their premises
- keep waste to a minimum, get help on
- check if their waste carrier is
- report a waste carrier to if they dispose of their waste illegally
What to do with business waste
Get your business waste collected
There are many private companies that offer waste and recycling collections. A web search will find a range of providers in your area but it is your responsibility to ensure they are registered and you are provided with a waste transfer note, see above.
Businesses in the Aylesbury area can sign up to Buckinghamshire Councils commercial waste collection service find out more here.
Dispose of your own waste
There are private companies that offer sites to dispose of waste. A web search will find a range of providers in your area but it is your responsibility to ensure they are registered and you are provided with a waste transfer note, see above.
Buckinghamshire Council allows small businesses to use these five sites to dispose of business waste. The sites are only available Mon-Fri for small businesses. Find out about the.
These items are not accepted from business sources:
- air conditioning units
- chemicals and paint
- commercial fridge/freezers
- computer monitors
- fluorescent tube lights
- gas bottles
- oils (cooking and engine oil)
- televisions and tyres
Reducing, reusing and recycling
Managing your waste and recycling is part of being resource efficient. The charity WRAP has produced the- a range of interactive tools to assess your business type and advise on resource efficiency measures suitable for your situation.
Waste Carrier Licence
Residents and businesses should only give their waste to a licensed person or to a Waste Manager who is authorised to accept the waste. They should always ask to see a company's waste carrier registration or contact the Environment Agency for an .