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Commercial waste

Waste collection for businesses

We do not offer a commercial waste collection service.

Commercial waste includes any business making a profit as well as not-for-profit organisations.

Every business in England and Wales has a legal Duty of Care to ensure that waste is disposed of responsibly. If you produce waste, you must take all reasonable steps to keep the waste safe. If you give it to someone else you must be sure they are authorised to take it and can transport, process, or dispose of it safely and legally. If you break this law, you can be fined. If you run a business, you must comply with the Government's Duty of Care legislation.

It is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to present trade waste as domestic waste.

For further information on the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the legal obligations of businesses under the Duty of Care regulations, view the Duty of Care Regulations.

Commercial clinical waste

We do not collect commercial clinical waste but would suggest that you contact Yell for details of contractors.

Clinical waste is any waste which poses a threat of infection to humans. The term also includes drugs or other pharmaceutical products.

Clinical waste is mainly produced by hospitals, health clinics, doctors' surgeries, and veterinary practices, but also arises from residential homes, nursing homes and private households.

Examples of clinical waste include:

  • human or animal tissue
  • blood or other bodily fluids
  • excretions, drugs, or other pharmaceutical products
  • swabs or dressings, syringes, needles, or other sharp instruments