- What is business waste?
- Where can you dispose of business waste?
- Requirement to use a Waste transfer station
- Charges for business waste disposal
- Local council business waste collections
What is business waste?
According to the government's overview on managing business and commercial waste, 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:
Business are responsible for ensuring the waste they produce. For more details, please read the government's guidance on your responsibilities regarding business and commercial waste.
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 community recycling 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
For businesses, traders and commercial contractors
You will need to register as a carrier of waste and be able to show a valid Waste Carriers Licence or exemption certificate.
If you are redirected from a Community Recycling Centre to a Waste Transfer Station because of the type of waste you are carrying and need to dispose of, you will not require a Waste Carriers Licence providing the waste has come from your own home. You will be asked to complete and sign a 'Household waste declaration form' to confirm this.
Charges for business waste disposal
The charges are set by SUEZ and exclude VAT. The charges below are valid from 1 September 2021 and are subject to change.
|Material||Rate per tonne||Minimum charge|
|Commercial - Non Hazardous Waste||£169 (Epsom, Leatherhead) £175 (Slyfield)||500kg|
|Inert (bricks, hardcore)||£65||500kg|
|Wood (All grades - A, B, C)||£100 (Epsom ) £90 (Leatherhead and Slyfield)||500kg|
|Green waste (No large tree trunks)||£70||500kg|
|Cardboard and mixed paper||£20||No minimum charge|
|Mattresses||£35||Per Unit - No minimum|
| Domestic fridge/freezers |
| £60 (accepted Leatherhead & Slyfield only)|
£250 (accepted Slyfield only)
| Per Unit - No minimum |
Per Unit - No minimum
|Small WEEE||£40 (accepted Leatherhead and Slyfield only)||Per Unit - No minimum|
|Car tyres||£10||Per Unit - No minimum|
|Public weighing||£25||Per vehicle|
Any segregated load prices must contain zero contamination. Any contaminated loads will result in a rejected load or be charged at the full general commercial rate.
For prices for disposal of other waste types contact SUEZ.
Local council business waste collections
Some local councils within Surrey provide chargeable business waste collections. Contact your local council: