Business and commercial waste

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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:

  • construction
  • demolition
  • industry
  • agriculture

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.

For residents

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 Surrey and exclude VAT. The charges below are valid from 1 September 2021 and are subject to change.

MaterialRate per tonneMinimum charge
Commercial - Non Hazardous Waste £169 (Epsom, Leatherhead) £175 (Slyfield)500kg
Inert (bricks, hardcore) £65500kg
Wood (All grades - A, B, C) £100 (Epsom ) £90 (Leatherhead and Slyfield)500kg
Plasterboard £84500kg
Green waste (No large tree trunks) £70500kg
Cardboard and mixed paper £20 No minimum charge
Mixed glass £30 500kg
Mattresses £35 Per Unit - No minimum
Domestic fridge/freezers
Commercial 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: