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Waste Management Colchester

At Business Waste, we can provide specialist waste management in Colchester. From collections to recycling, disposal of trade waste to providing skip hire for the removal of bulky items, we’re able to ensure your business premises are clear of hazardous or otherwise unwanted waste. This is important to ensure you are compliant with the Duty of Care legislation.

We can collect wheelie bins, front-end loaders, roll-on/off containers and skips ensuring any kind of rubbish and recycling produced by your business is not missed or ignored, no matter the size. We also operate on a 24/7 basis and can provide free bins, frequent collections and a free audit.

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A large historic town sitting on the commuter belt into London, Colchester is one of Britain’s fastest-growing towns. It was once the capital city during Roman Britain and is thought to be the oldest recorded town in Britain. Connected to London via the A12, Colchester is also a short 45-minute drive from Stansted Airport and only 20 miles from the passenger ferry port of Harwich.

In 2014, Colchester was estimated to have around 180,420 residents, although substantial building works in the surrounding towns and villages, including Stanway and Wivenhoe, have seen this number shoot up. This is also increased by the large University of Essex that sits on the outskirts of Colchester and the Army barracks and garrison, which is home to an estimated 4,000 military personnel.

It is a prosperous area with its own football club and historic castle. During July 2012-June 2013, 74.9% of the working age population in Colchester were in employment. The council in Colchester are working to reduce unnecessary waste and improve recycling in the area. For homeowners and small businesses, this will include fortnightly collections for general rubbish, the introduction of wheelie bin collections, free recycling sacks and a second free green box so glass and cans are able to be separated when recycled.

In 2009/10, Defra found that 36% of household waste in Colchester was sent for reuse, recycling or composting; this increased to 40% in 2010/11.

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Waste Collections

We pride ourselves on aiming for zero landfill, which is important for a community such as Colchester that places recycling at the heart of its future plans. We’re able to help support your business with its eco-friendly ambitions and can talk you through all the ways in which you can ensure you’re recycling as much waste as possible.

Not only will this boost your green credentials with the Colchester business community, it will help you to save money and put serious investment back into the local area. Get in touch with us today for a no-obligation waste audit where we can help you design a bespoke recycling collection service that meets your needs.

Waste Disposal

We offer a range of services to help you keep on top of your waste management, enabling companies operating within the Colchester area to dispose of their waste responsibly. We collect all types of waste and offer competitive pricing that will ensure you’re getting the best value service for the most affordable cost.

Unlike the local Colchester council, we are able to collect clinical and hazardous waste, including from laboratories and healthcare services. As well as collecting from Colchester, we are able to make collections from the surrounding villages and towns including Stanway, East Bergholt, Tiptree, Dedham, Bures, Fingringhoe, Marks Tey, Mistley, Nayland Stoke-by-Nayland and West Mersea. Contact us today for a free quote within the hour or to get your business booked into our collection schedule.

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  • Can I add an additional bin to my service?

    Yes, of course. We can provide extra bins for new waste streams to encourage recycling. Or if you’re simply producing more waste of the same type, we can add an extra or larger bin to your delivery and collection services if you’re at capacity.

  • Do you supply a duty of care certificate?

    Yes, we provide a duty of care certificate (also known as a waste transfer note (WTN)) free of charge as part of your service agreement. This is included for free every time we collect any type of waste from your premises. Duty of care certificates are a legal requirement and licensed waste carriers can complete them for free – so you should never be charged for one.

    Find out more about them in our guide to waste transfer notes.

  • How often will my bin be emptied?

    We offer our customers a choice of daily, weekly, or fortnightly collections – so your bins are emptied as often as you want. Our expert team can advise on the correct waste collection schedule based on the type and amount of waste you produce and your business needs – such as your bin storage space and location.

  • What time will my bin be collected?

    Bin collection times vary depending on your location, waste type, number and size of bins, and other factors. We work with all our customers to ensure your waste is always collected on time when it’s suitable for you and the licensed waste carrier. We can work around access times to arrange collections at convenient times.

  • What type of wheelie bins are available?

    A range of two and four-wheel bins are available to store all sorts of waste on your premises. Explore our bins to see all available bins and information about what types and amounts of waste they can hold.

    For any questions and answers about wheelie bin weight limits, sizes, locks, and anything else – read our bin FAQ guide.

  • How can we reduce our waste?

    There are many ways to reduce the amount of waste we produce as individuals and businesses. A waste audit can highlight where you’re producing lots of waste as a starting place to cut down. Simple steps to reduce waste include efficient purchasing, buying reusable products, and recycling as much as possible. For more tips, read our guide about how to reduce waste.

    If you have specific questions about reducing a certain type of waste, find the relevant page in Your Waste.

  • Do you collect any type of waste?

    Yes! We can collect a wide range of waste types in various amounts from all sorts of businesses. From general waste to popular glass, paper, and packaging recycling – as well as specialist waste streams such as clinical, hazardous, and pharmaceutical waste – we work with licensed waste carriers able to safely collect all such types.

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  • Can I pay my bill online?

    Yes – visit our payments page to pay your invoice online. You’ll need your billing and payment details, including your account and invoice number (if applicable).

    If you have any questions about your bill either email [email protected] or call 01904 207 117 and one of our friendly team will be on hand to help.

  • Do you cover all of the UK?

    Yes! Our nationwide network means we offer waste collections anywhere in the UK. Whatever type of waste you need to dispose of and wherever you’re based in the country, we’ll find a local solution for your waste management and recycling needs.

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  • Do you provide free bins?

    Yes, we provide all bins, bags, and containers for your waste free of charge – you just pay for collection. There are no hidden hire or rental charges for your bins, so you know exactly what your waste collections cost.

  • Is the Business Waste customer care team based in the UK?

    Yes, our customer care team is based in York. Email [email protected] or call 01904 207 120 and one of our friendly, expert, and UK-based customer care team will be more than happy to help with your waste collection queries.

  • Do you offer flexible waste collections?

    We realise that your waste collection needs may change as your business grows, seasons change, and demand for your products or services fluctuate. Alongside offering daily, weekly, and fortnightly collections, you can add more, different types, or bigger bins to your services and adapt the frequency of collections.

    Contact us today if you want to change your waste collections.

  • Is Business Waste ISO certified?

    Yes, Business Waste has received Alcumus ISOQAR certification for:

    • ISO 9001: 2015 – Quality management systems
    • ISO 14001: 2015 – Environmental management systems

    These are both in the scope of registration for the provision of waste management brokerage.

  • What is ISO certification and why is it important?

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental group that uses experts to set global standards for providing innovation and solutions to worldwide challenges. ISO certification confirms a management system, manufacturing process, service, or documentation procedure meets the requirements for standardisation and quality assurance.

    ISO certification is provided by a third party – in our case Alcumus ISOQAR, which provides UKAS accredited ISO certification. The standards provide benchmarks for businesses to meet, ensuring achieving ISO certification demonstrates a well-run, stable business that’s ready to grow. There are more than 20,000 management standards, but the two we’ve achieved provide the following benefits:

    • ISO 9001: 2015 – helps put our customers first.
    • ISO 14001: 2015 – reduces our environmental impact.

Tips and recyclcing centres in Colchester

Colchester Recycling Centre

Maldon Road
Shrub End