Business and commercial waste

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What is business waste?

According to, 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 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.

Visit the website for further information and where to register or apply.

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

MaterialRate per tonne (£)Minimum charge
Commercial - Non Hazardous Waste £165500kg
Inert (bricks, hardcore) £60 500kg
Wood (All grades - A, B, C) £85500kg
Plasterboard £80500kg
Green waste £50500kg
Cardboard and mixed paper Currently free (but subject to change according to market conditions) N/A
Mixed glass £10 1 Tonne
Mattresses £30 Per Unit - No Minimum
Domestic fridge freezers £50.00 Per Unit - No Minimum
Small WEEE £20 Per Unit - No Minimum
Car tyres £5 Per Unit - No Minimum
Public weighing £16.67 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.

Local council business waste collections

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