Business Waste
No. 1 for business waste in Cornwall

Waste Management Cornwall

We provide site-specific services to manage and collect all business waste, from general waste to clinical waste and from cardboard to glass recycling. With a commitment to saving businesses money on landfill and contributing to reducing waste sent to landfill, our specially assigned staff sort through waste to ensure nothing is wasted! We believe in keeping the beaches clean and in order to help businesses do their bit, we offer regular waste collection and disposal for all types of business waste.

No matter what the nature of the business, all businesses generate some waste and due to legislation, this needs to be kept for no longer than three days before collection. It must also be covered. With Cornwall being an area with large seagull numbers and many AONBs, it is vital to ensure that business refuse is not contributing to any problems such as littering or infestations.

We will assess your specific needs in relation to your refuse output, storage, and the cost we believe you should be spending. From here, we will create a schedule to suit your needs. We will provide you with the necessary bins to keep refuse and recycling in. Our staff will collect all business waste on specified days and sort through it to ensure everything goes to its correct place.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today to arrange your business waste management in Cornwall. From commercial waste to holiday let waste management we have you covered.

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Waste Collection

We can offer collections tailored to your business, be it from Bude to St Buryan or Marazion to Marhamchurch. Rather than adhering to days allocated to you, we offer you the chance to select collection days that suit you and your business needs. For example, being largely tourism driven, many places will be much busier over weekends than throughout the week, so we can create a schedule for you to incorporate this factor.

To arrange low cost waste collections call 0800 211 8390

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Waste Disposal

Domestic kerbside recycling occurs once a fortnight in Cornwall, and this is usually on the same day as refuse collection. Since 2014, there have been charges for taking refuse to any of Cornwall’s recycling facilities such as those at St. Day and Longdowns. Business recycling is run separately, and through enlisting expert services, you can significantly reduce waste and save on commercial waste collections.


Cornwall is a beautiful county. With miles of coastline and many areas of outstanding natural beauty, it is no wonder far over half a million people opt to live within its catchment. Falmouth, a university town and cruise destination on the South Coast, was recently crowned as the place with the most residents, topping the previous position of St. Austell. Complete with a stunning cathedral, Truro is the capital and only city in Cornwall, and it has recently put in a bid to be the City of Culture for 2023. Historically popular with artists and poets alike, the county has always been a great inspiration for creativity, something which Falmouth University has always tried to reflect.

With its high turnover of visitors in the summer months and fluctuating populations around the year, Cornwall’s waste management services are not the most straightforward, even for domestic collection. Add to that the vast amounts of seagulls and their ever-hungry beaks ripping bins apart and idyllic towns can quickly become eyesores with unsightly rubbish falling out of refuse areas. Unlike other parts of the country, Cornwall still operates on a weekly refuse collection and has kerbside recycling facilities just once a fortnight. Largely rooted in tourism, businesses in Cornwall need to ensure their waste is covered to avoid the seagull issue. Whilst tourism, and therefore hospitality makes up a large number of the trade within the county, EU funding has seen a large increase in commerce and industrial spaces are on the increase.

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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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  • Where do you collect waste in Cornwall?

    Commercial waste collection is available anywhere in Cornwall. We can provide free bins and remove waste from businesses in Truro, Newquay, and St Austell, as well as smaller towns and villages across the south west. This includes anywhere with a TR or PL postcode in Cornwall, such as:

    • TR1 – Truro
    • TR2 – Playing Place, Feock, Perranarworthal, Stithians, Devoran, Carnon Downs
    • TR3 – Chacewater, Kenwyn, Perranwell Station, Playing Place, St Agnes, Kea, Mount Hawke, Portreath, Porthtowan, St Day, Goonbell, Scorrier
    • TR4 – Blackwater, Chacewater, Porthtowan, Mount Hawke, Portreath, St Day, Carharrack, St. Agnes, Perranporth, Goonhavern, Perranwell Station, Zelah, Trevellas, Tregavethan
    • TR5 – Goonhavern, Perranporth, St. Agnes, Mount Hawke, Portreath, Perranwell Station
    • TR6 – Mithian, St. Agnes, Blackwater, Porthtowan, Portreath, Perranporth, Goonhavern, Goonbell
    • TR7 – Newquay, Tretherras, St Columb Minor
    • TR8 – Newquay, Quintrell Downs, St Columb Minor, St Newlyn East, Crantock, Cubert, Goonhavern
    • TR9 – St Columb Road, Quintrell Downs, Indian Queens, St Dennis, Roche, St Enoder, Summercourt, Nanpean, Treviscoe, Fraddon
    • PL10 – Cawsand, Kingsand
    • PL11 – Torpoint
    • PL12 – Saltash, Burraton Coombe
    • PL13 – Looe, Polperro, Pelynt
    • PL14 – Liskeard, St Cleer, Menheniot
    • PL15 – Launceston, Tregadillett, Treburley
    • PL17 – Callington, South Hill, Metherell
    • PL18 – Gunnislake, Calstock
    • PL19 – Tavistock
    • PL20 – Yelverton, Crapstone
    • PL21 – Ivybridge
    • PL22 – Lostwithiel, Lerryn, Lanlivery
    • PL23 – Fowey, Tywardreath
    • PL24 – Par, St Blazey, Tywardreath
    • PL25 – St Austell, Carlyon Bay, Charlestown
    • PL26 – St Austell, Mevagissey, Gorran Haven, St Mewan
    • PL27 – Wadebridge, Polzeath, Rock, Padstow, St Minver
    • PL28 – Padstow, Trevone, Constantine Bay, Harlyn Bay, St Merryn
    • PL29 – Port Isaac, Rock, Delabole, Polzeath, Tintagel, Boscastle
    • PL30 – Bodmin, Blisland, Lanivet, Nanstallon
    • PL31 – Bodmin
    • PL32 – Camelford, Delabole, Port Isaac, Tintagel, Camelford, Boscastle
    • PL33 – Camelford, Davidstow, Tresinney
    • PL34 – Tintagel
    • PL35 – Boscastle, Tintagel
  • 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.

    Arrange waste collections in your location

  • 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.