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Trade Waste and Recycling

If you're a business, school, charity or community group you are creating non-domestic waste which is not removed for free. Find out how to get the right disposal arrangements in place.

Trade Waste

If you are one of the following, you will need to organise a trade waste collection:

  • school / club
  • residential care / nursing home
  • doctors' surgery / healthcare facility
  • charity shop
  • factory
  • agriculture establishment
  • public hall
  • self-employed / running a business from home

This is because you have a duty of care under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. You must make sure that your waste is stored and transported securely, and make sure at least one material is separated for recycling. Your waste must be handled by a licensed waste carrier and taken to a licensed waste disposal site. You'll also need to complete waste transfer notes (documenting transportation of your waste) and keep these for two years.

It is illegal to dispose of non-domestic waste in any residential bin, household waste recycling sites or bring banks. 

Commercial Waste and Recycling

Fenland District Council offers a trade waste collection service which:

  • Has all inclusive prices with no extra charges for bin rental, duty of care, contract administration or mid term price increases
  • Does not apply VAT to your invoice
  • Collects a wide range of materials for recycling including paper, card, plastic, cans and glass bottles
  • Can provide additional special collections, san-pro waste collections and bulky waste services (by quotation)
  • Offer a range of containers or sacks to meet your needs. Our containers range from 240 litres (holding around 4 bin bags) up to 1100 litres (18 bin bags)

Apply for a Trade Waste Collection

If your business produces a lot of mixed dry recyclables, you may be able to save money by separating these materials and switching to a smaller general waste bin. For more tips on how to improve your environmental credentials and reduce waste entering landfill, visit our Green Business Club pages.

Missed collections

Report a missed Commercial Waste collection