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Bradford Waste Management

Every business needs strong waste management in Bradford to dispose of rubbish in a safe, legal, and environmentally friendly manner. The City of Bradford’s Metropolitan District Council also takes a firm stance to ensure the area’s businesses meet their obligations to dispose of commercial waste correctly and regularly – including recycling as much as possible.

Bradford’s business rates don’t cover waste removal or commercial recycling services in the city. Therefore, the onus is on local businesses to find a waste management partner they can rely on and who keeps costs down, like Business Waste. We offer waste collection in Bradford to deal effectively with “controlled waste” – that produced by factories, offices, shops, schools, hospitals, and other organisations.

As a registered trade waste and recycling partner for Bradford, we provide reassurance of dealing with any commercial waste in the correct manner. Arrange waste removal in Bradford for your business today or contact us for a free no obligation quote and see what you could save.

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Bradford waste 

Business Waste offers reliable commercial waste collection in Bradford that’s regular, affordable, and arranged around your operations. This keeps local businesses running smoothly and ensures you meet your legal and ethical obligations, anywhere across the city. A tailored approach ensures Bradford’s commercial waste is dealt with efficiently with minimum business disruption.

Organise refuse collection in Bradford for all waste types – from general waste to glass, paper, and dry mixed recycling. And if you need to arrange Bradford waste collection of two, three, four, or more types of rubbish at the same time, we’ll provide a range of different bins to meet your needs.

We can also offer commercial waste collection in Bradford for specialist waste disposal requirements, such as chemical, hazardous, and clinical waste. Arrange waste collection in Bradford wherever your business is based – from the city centre and Barkerend, out to Manningham, Newhall, and Queensbury.

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Bradford waste 

Business Waste works closely with local businesses to dispose of waste in Bradford the right way. This includes delivering free bins of the types and sizes you need to segregate recyclable and non-recyclable materials for storage and waste removal in Bradford. It makes meeting your legal and ethical obligations as easy and cost effective as possible.

Our expert team can provide waste management advice and audits, and a range of appropriate bins so your commercial waste disposal in Bradford is seamless and transparent. Licensed waste carriers will remove your full bins and transport them to a nearby facility for responsible disposal – aiming to recycle as much as possible.

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Recycling in Bradford helps keep the West Yorkshire city as green as its beloved Peel Park. While the city council provides homes with recycling bins and launched its ‘Step It Up’ campaign to drive recycling rates higher, businesses must sort out their own commercial waste recycling in Bradford.

We can provide your company with free bins to easily separate waste into different recyclable streams. Whether you need office recycling in Bradford to sustainably dispose of paper and old electrical devices, retail recycling in Bradford to recycle packaging waste, or recycling bins for any other waste type, we can help.

Bradford recycling has a positive impact on the environment, but it also saves your company money on landfill tax, by diverting more waste away from landfill. Start recycling your commercial waste in Bradford with our services that cover the likes of:

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Waste recycling 
in Bradford

Bradford recorded a recycling rate of 39.5%, according to the latest figures released by Bradford City Council. Households in Bradford also produce an average of 600kg of residual waste every year, higher than England’s average of 560kg, which contributes to Bradford creating around 240,000 tonnes of household waste annually.

Businesses have a big part to play to try and improve rates of waste recycling in Bradford. With an economy of over £8.3bn, Bradford now has more than 15,200 businesses employing 192,200 people and is home to headquarters of high street names including Hallmark, Morrisons, Santander and Yorkshire Building Society.

Bradford is still a manufacturing leader, sustaining the fifth highest number of manufacturing jobs for the UK. It’s home to 1,280 energy, utility, and manufacturing companies. All these companies produce a wide range of recyclable waste types in varying amounts. We want to help each one do their bit by encouraging commercial waste recycling in Bradford.

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Who needs commercial waste 
collection in Bradford?

Any business in the city centre out to surrounding areas such as Shipley, Thronton, and Bingley needs to arrange collection of trade waste in Bradford by licensed waste carriers to operate safely and legally. It’s your duty as a business owner to ensure all waste you produce is removed and disposed of in line with relevant laws.

This applies whether your company operates in Bradford’s thriving service and retail sector, its cultural economy, or manufacturing industry. Trust Business Waste to remove and dispose of your waste, recycling as much as possible, to help your organisation and the city thrive. Arrange commercial waste collection in Bradford for:

  • Offices – office waste in Bradford often includes paper, food, and WEEE waste
  • Retailers – packaging, stock, and plastic recycling make up retail waste in Bradford
  • Pubs – popular pub waste in Bradford is rubbish for glass recycling and waste food
  • Restaurants – leftover and inedible food is the main restaurant waste in Bradford
  • Manufacturing – industrial waste in Bradford can include chemical and hazardous waste types
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Why use Business Waste 
for waste removal in Bradford?

We can get rid of any type of trade waste in Bradford, from general waste to packaging, plastic, and clinical waste. Business Waste deliver free bins to safely store all such waste types, whatever type of rubbish removal you need and wherever your business is based in the city and surrounding areas.

You just pay for collection and agree a time and date – whether you need a one-off removal or want daily, weekly, or fortnightly commercial waste collections in Bradford. Our zero-landfill policy means we send as much waste as possible for recycling to look after the environment and lower the amount of landfill tax you pay.

Our licensed waste carriers will collect your waste, so you can trust that it’s in good hands. Get a free no obligation quote for waste removal in Bradford and see how much your business could save. Benefits include:

  • Only pay for collections – no bin rental charges
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Our licensed waste carriers collect, remove, dispose of, and recycle all types of trade waste in Bradford. Learn more about individual waste types or contact us online for a free quote today – call 0800 211 8390.

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How does business waste 
collection in Bradford work?

Bin collection in Bradford 
only pay for collections

Business Waste offers commercial waste bin collection services for any waste type in Bradford. We supply the bins for free, so you just cover the costs of bin collection in Bradford. Our expert team can advise on the right bins, bags, containers, and sizes to store and dispose of your rubbish. Explore some common bins used by Bradford businesses.

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  • 240 litre wheelie bins

    The same shape and size as the bin you have at home

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  • 660 litre wheelie bins

    A big four-wheel bin, but not too large

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  • 1100 litre wheelie bins

    The biggest wheelie bin to store many waste types

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  1. Select your free bins

    It’s quick and easy to organise commercial waste collection for your business.

    Simply start by telling us the:

    • Type of waste you need removing
    • Size of bins you require
    • Number of bins you want

    We’ll provide you with a free quote.

  2. Arrange delivery

    When you’re happy with the type, number, and size of free bins, tell us when you need your bins delivering.

    Let us know about any access issues where you want the bins delivering – such as locked gates, access codes and times. We’ll get you up and running in no time.

  3. Fill up your bin

    After the free bins arrive at your chosen location, fill them up with the agreed waste type.

    Make sure you remain within any weight limits for the specific waste type and bin size.

  4. Get your business waste collected

    We’ll arrange waste collection at a time and frequency to suit you and the amount of waste you have.

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We have been running a project in Bradford of which we had tight deadlines to adhere to. The support received from Harvey in regards to managing skip delivery to and from site was excellent and very professional. I would highly recommend Business Waste.
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Bradford waste management?

  • Where can I book waste collection in Bradford?

    You can book waste collection from your business anywhere in Bradford and the surrounding towns and villages. Arrange commercial waste collection in Bradford city centre out to Barkerend, Thornbury, Apperley Bridge, Shipley, and Baildon. Book Bradford waste collection from anywhere with a BD postcode including towns and villages such as Keighley, Settle, and:

    • BD1 – Bradford City Centre
    • BD2 – Eccleshill, Fagley
    • BD3 – Barkerend, Bradford Moor, Thornbury
    • BD4 – Bierley, Bowling, East Bierley, Laisterdyke, Tong
    • BD5 – Bankfoot, Little Horton
    • BD6 – Buttershaw, Wibsey
    • BD7 – Great Horton, Lidget Green, Scholemoor
    • BD8 – Girlington, Manningham, White Abbey
    • BD9 – Frizinghall, Heaton
    • BD10 – Apperley Bridge, Eccleshill, Greengates, Idle, Ravenscliffe, Thackley
    • BD11 – Birkenshaw, Drighlington, Low Moor, Oakenshaw
    • BD12 – Buttershaw, Low Moor, Oakenshaw
    • BD13 – Cullingworth, Haworth, Oakworth, Oxenhope, Stanbury
    • BD14 – Clayton, Fairweather Green, Thornton
    • BD15 – Allerton, Norr
    • BD16 – Bingley, Crossflatts, Eldwick, Gilstead, Micklethwaite
    • BD17 – Baildon, Shipley
    • BD18 – Saltaire, Shipley, Windhill, Wrose
    • BD19 – Cleckheaton, Gomersal, Scholes
    • BD20 – Cononley, Cross Hills, Glusburn, Kildwick, Silsden, Steeton, Sutton-in-Craven
    • BD21 – Hainworth, Keighley, Utley
    • BD22 – Cowling, Haworth, Keighley, Oakworth, Oxenhope
    • BD23 – Carleton-in-Craven, Embsay, Gargrave, Grassington, Hebden, Hellifield, Kettlewell, Kirkby Malham, Long Preston, Skipton, Thorlby
    • BD24 – Airton, Hellifield, Horton in Ribblesdale, Settle
  • What are the regulations and guidelines for commercial waste management in Bradford?

    The same regulations and guidelines apply for managing commercial waste in Bradford as in the rest of the UK. Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, all companies must keep their waste safe and ensure it’s disposed of legally and responsibly. Businesses in Bradford have a legal duty of care to dispose of waste properly.

    The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council has a guide for Bradford businesses and commercial waste to ensure all organisations uphold their duty of care. This explains that business rates don’t cover commercial waste or recycling collections and provides advice about finding registered waste carriers across Bradford.

    There’s also the Bradford Council Trade Waste Service that can help companies in Bradford and the wider district meet compliance criteria with the Environmental Protection Act.

  • How can Bradford businesses reduce waste?

    Reducing waste helps businesses in Bradford save money, improves the local environment, and moves the city closer to its recycling and waste management targets. There are a few ways Bradford businesses can reduce waste:

    • Set up a recycling program with individual bins to separate and recycle as much of your commercial waste as possible.
    • Reuse materials and products where possible rather than throwing them away.
    • Ban single-use items like disposable cups and only buy reusable or recyclable items where possible, such as ensuring all packaging from deliveries is recyclable.
    • Educate your employees about the importance of waste reduction across the business. Inform them about the benefits to Bradford and the company. You could even provide mandatory training.
    • Use the City of Bradford’s Business Waste Handbook for further advice and solutions to reduce and manage commercial waste in the West Yorkshire city.
  • Are there any recycling and sustainability initiatives or programs in Bradford?

    Businesses and industries in Bradford produce around 1.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gases every year. To tackle this various places provide support for businesses in Bradford to help improve their sustainability, such as:

    • CO2Sense – an ethical investor in low-carbon businesses.
    • Carbon Trust – partnering with businesses to accelerate their journeys to Net Zero.
    • Bring It Back Fund – funding the Save It To Save scheme in Bradford that aims to increase the use of reusable packaging in the food and drinks industry.
    • Bradford District Sustainable Development Partnership – a joined-up approach of 11 initiatives to develop sustainability-minded, commercial, investable initiatives across Bradford.
  • What options are available for hazardous waste disposal in Bradford

    All types and amounts of hazardous waste can be removed and disposed of responsibly from companies across Bradford with Business Waste. This includes types of hazardous waste such as clinical waste, chemical waste, and WEEE waste. Licensed waste carriers collect your hazardous waste and ensure it’s disposed of properly.

    To store hazardous waste safely onsite we provide free bins and – you only have to pay for collection. All types of hazardous waste will go to a nearby waste management facility in Bradford for safe and legal disposal. You’ll get a free duty of care certificate for added peace of mind that your hazardous waste is managed responsibly.

  • How can businesses in Bradford improve their recycling rates?

    Bradford-based businesses can increase their recycling rates to reduce how much waste they produce and the costs of commercial waste disposal in a few ways. These include to:

    • Install a recycling program that has clearly labelled bins for paper, plastic, cardboard, glass, and dry mixed recycling.
    • Provide training for employees about the importance of recycling to help the business and the wider Bradford district.
    • Work with a waste management company so you ensure all waste is recycled where possible and diverted away from landfill.
    • Review your waste and recycling production regularly to identify challenges and opportunities for improvement.
    • Assess your suppliers to try and only use recyclable or reusable products, packaging, and other materials.
  • What are the consequences of non-compliance with waste management regulations in Bradford?

    Any business in Bradford that fails to meet its duty of care when it comes to commercial waste management could face fines, penalties, and legal action. Breaching the duty of care under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 can have significant consequences for your business, so arranging commercial waste collection is vital.

    Fines and penalties for failing to properly manage your commercial waste can cost your business a lot of money. The reputational damage may lead to a loss of customers and a further drop in earnings. It’s best for the environment and cost-effective for your Bradford business to adhere to all relevant waste management regulations.

  • Do waste management companies in Bradford provide tailored solutions for different industries?

    Business Waste offer a bespoke solution to waste management for companies working in all sectors and industries. The challenges and opportunities vary across sectors, so we work to deliver the most cost-effective and efficient waste management services based on your needs. Experts can assess your organisation and conduct a waste audit to get started.

    Get a free no obligation quote based on the types and amount of waste you produce and how often you want it collected. Daily, weekly, and fortnightly bin collections are available in Bradford to meet your needs and work around your operating hours. We can adapt to ensure proper storage, removal, and disposal of all waste your Bradford business generates whatever the industry.

  • How do waste management companies in Bradford help businesses with waste disposal and recycling?

    Waste management companies in Bradford like Business Waste help with commercial:

    Wherever your business is based in Bradford and the wider district we can provide waste collection and disposal services, whatever your industry. Licensed waste carriers remove your waste and transport it to a local waste transfer station in Bradford for responsible disposal and recycling. We provide free bins, containers, and bags – you only pay for collection.

  • How do waste management companies in Bradford ensure proper waste handling and disposal?

    At Business Waste our waste management company only works with licensed waste carriers in Bradford. This ensures your commercial waste is collected, removed, and transported in line with your duty of care obligations. We also ensure as much waste as possible is recycled and reused to further uphold your duty of care.

    Whatever type and amount of commercial waste you produce we follow and adhere to all relevant regulations and guidelines. This includes its storage, removal, and disposal. For further peace of mind and to demonstrate proper waste handling and disposal in Bradford we provide a free duty of care certificate for every load removed.

  • Where can I recycle my waste in Bradford?

    There are many recycling centres in Bradford and the wider district where you can take household waste for disposal and recycling, which include:

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Bradford waste sites

Dealburn Back Recycling Centre

Dealburn Road
Low Moor
BD12 0RG

Midland Road Recycling Centre

Midland Road