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Business and commercial waste

What is business waste?

According to Gov.uk, business and commercial waste is "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".

Business waste also includes any waste that comes from:

  • construction
  • demolition
  • industry
  • agriculture

Business are responsible for ensuring the waste they produce is dealt with appropriately and lawfully.

Where can you dispose of business waste?

Business and commercial waste must be taken to a waste transfer station where it will be weighed and a charge made for its disposal.

The following centre's have a waste transfer station for business waste:

It is illegal for businesses to dispose of their waste through any of the facilities provided for householders (such as household kerbside collection bins, street bins, local household recycling banks or community recycling centres).

Requirement to use a Waste transfer station

You will need to register as a carrier of waste and be able to show a valid Waste Carriers Licence or exemption certificate.

For further information and where to register or apply, please visit the Gov.uk website

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Charges for business waste disposal

The charges are set by SUEZ and include VAT. The charges are effective 01 April 2018 and are subject to change.

MaterialRate per tonne (£)Minimum charge
Mixed non-hazardous waste £171.60 £85.80 - up to 500kg
Inert (Mud/bricks/hardcore) £60 £40 - up to 660kg
Wood (All grades - A, B, C) £102 £51 - up to 500kg
Plasterboard
(can only be taken to Epsom and Guildford)
£96 £48 - up to 500kg
Green waste £60 £40 - up to 660kg
Cardboard and mixed paper No charge No minimum
Mixed glass £12 No minimum
Mattresses £24 (per unit) Per unit - no minimum
Domestic fridge freezers £69 (per unit) Per unit - no minimum
Small electrical items £24 (per unit) No minimum
Car tyres £6 (per unit) No minimum
Lorry tyres £60 (per unit) No minimum
Public weighing £20 per vehicle N/A

Any segregated load prices must contain zero contamination as any contaminated loads will result in a rejected load or charged at the full general commercial rate.

For prices for disposal of other waste types contact SUEZ.

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Local council business waste collections

Some local councils within Surrey provide chargeable business waste collections. Contact your local council:

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