Business and commercial waste
- 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 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:
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 Gov.uk website for further information and where to register or apply.
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 are effective from 1 November 2019 and are subject to change.
|Material||Rate per tonne (£)||Minimum charge|
|Commercial - Non Hazardous Waste||£165||500kg|
|Inert (bricks, hardcore)||£60||500kg|
|Wood (All grades - A, B, C)||£85||500kg|
|Cardboard and mixed paper||£20||1 Tonne|
|Mixed glass||£10||1 Tonne|
|Mattresses||£20||Per Unit - No Minimum|
|Domestic fridge freezers||£57.50||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: