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Commercial waste management in York with Business Waste helps you get rid of any rubbish your company produces in a safe, legal, and environmentally friendly way. We provide waste management services in York that include collection, removal, disposal, and recycling, for companies across the historic city.

It can be difficult dealing with waste disposal in York efficiently as the city attracts such high numbers of tourists. Whether you run a hotel, pub, office, or any other business, it takes time, money, and effort. Our expert advice and York waste collection services help you keep the city clean and your reputation as a business firmly intact.

We offer top-quality commercial waste collection services for business and commercial organisations across York and the surrounding area that operate in any industry. Our experts work to understand your unique waste management needs and deliver a tailored solution. Arrange waste management in York for your business today.

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Waste collection 
in York

At Business Waste, we provide you with free bins to store any type of commercial rubbish you produce – you just pay for waste collection in York. This includes wheelie bins, skips, rear and front uploaders, and other bins, bags, and containers. When they’re full simply phone us or arrange a schedule for regular commercial waste collection in York.

One of our licensed waste carriers will collect your waste and transport it safely to a nearby waste management facility for disposal or recycling. Our aim is to aid your waste management in York for effortless, efficient, and cost-effective collections. We can collect waste in York from anywhere – from the Shambles and Fishergate, out to Clifton, Heworth, Fulford, Haxby and the surrounding area.

York is a beautiful place, home to many lucky locals, a great university, and a hot spot for tourists. It’s also where our headquarters are located – so we understand the local area and the individual waste requirements for local businesses. If we can keep beautiful medieval areas like Micklegate free from waste, we can keep the people coming into the city to help York thrive and create more history.

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York waste 

Arrange waste disposal in York whether you run a restaurant, hotel, or pub in Micklegate, a call centre in Fishergate, or factory out towards Poppleton. York waste disposal is one of the main waste management services we provide for businesses in the region. This helps you get rid of recyclable and non-recyclable rubbish the right way.

Unfortunately, not everything is recyclable. We can help ensure when you dispose of commercial waste in York it gets sorted into non-recyclables, such as light bulbs and waste food, and recyclables like paper and cardboard. Our York waste disposal services also include solutions to collect and dispose of general waste and specialist waste types such as clinical and chemical waste.


Recycling in York is essential to help look after the local environment and keep the city green. Businesses across all industries based in York produce a variety of waste types that should be recycled rather than disposed of alongside your general waste. This helps protect the planet and saves your organisation money on landfill tax.

We can provide free bins to easily separate and recycle your commercial waste in York – whether you run a takeaway looking after hungry students but creating packaging waste, an office producing paper recycling, or a shop with electrical items to recycle. Our recycling services in York include collections for:

Waste recycling 
in York

According to the City of York Council, around 43% of all waste is recycled, reused, or composted by York residents. That’s a respectable figure for a city of 200,000 people and shows good progress. However, it wasn’t enough to meet the UK government’s target of 50% recycled waste by 2020.

It means recycling rates in York need to keep improving to reach the new government target to recycle 65% of municipal waste by 2035. At Business Waste we want to help your business in York do its bit to smash that target – as companies can play a big part in increasing recycling rates across many waste types.

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Who needs commercial 
waste collection in York?

Our commercial waste collection services in York can help businesses in any industry store, remove, and dispose of all types of waste safely, legally, and in an eco-friendly and cost-effective manner. Whether you need to get rid of office waste in York or food waste from a restaurant, we’ll provide a bespoke solution that meets your needs.

We can help your business in York dispose of waste produced by:

  • Offices – such as paper and WEEE waste in York
  • Restaurants – for disposal of food waste in York
  • Pubs – food, drinks, and glass waste
  • Hotels – everything from food to textile recycling for bedding
  • Takeaways – food and packaging waste
  • Hospitals – arrange clinical waste disposal in York
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Why use Business Waste 
for rubbish collection in York?

Get free bins delivered to your business for cost-effective York waste collection, so you can store your rubbish safely before it’s picked up. Plus, we’ll provide a free no obligation quote, while ensuring all legal requirements are met with your commercial waste disposal. We aim to divert as much waste as possible away from landfill too, minimising your environmental impact.

Arrange a one-off collection or schedule York waste removal on a daily, weekly, or fortnightly basis to meet your needs. Wherever your company is located – in or outside the city walls – and whatever industry and waste type you need to dispose of in York, we can help.

As Business Waste is based in York, we know the city well. Our local knowledge means we can find the best solution to dispose of your commercial waste in a green, safe, and affordable way. Further reasons to use Business Waste for your waste collection needs in York include:

  • Only pay for collections – no bin rental charges
  • Free duty of care
  • Get a fast, free quote and expert advice
  • Any type of waste collected in York
  • Enjoy one month’s free waste collection
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Types of waste removal in York
Any waste collected

We collect, remove, and dispose of all types of waste your business produces in York. Learn more about specific waste types below or contact us today online for a free quote – or call 0800 211 8390.

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How does commercial waste 
collection in York work?

  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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Business Waste offers commercial waste, disposal, collection, and recycling services throughout the York area. We deliver free bins, bags, and containers for you to safely store specific waste types – you just pay for collection. Explore some of the bins we can supply your business in York with to store waste before removal.

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from a York business

We need to get rid of everything from leftover food to sanitary waste, glass recycling, and general waste on a regular basis
Greg Harrand
Hedley House Hotel

Running a busy hotel in the centre of York means at Hedley House we create lots of different types of waste. While we try to operate an eco-friendly hotel and reduce the amount of rubbish we produce, plenty of waste is simply unavoidable. With 26 ensuite rooms, an onsite restaurant, spa and yoga studio, we need to get rid of everything from leftover food to sanitary waste, glass recycling, and general waste on a regular basis.

As Hedley House is a renovated large Victorian terrace in a central location, we’re also limited for space when it comes to keeping our waste onsite before collection. This means we need to store it safely, compactly, and get it removed from our premises quickly and often – especially to maintain our high hygiene standards when it comes to dealing with the likes of food waste.

Using Business Waste’s services has enabled us to create a collection schedule that works for us, with the flexibility to adapt based on the seasons. From emptying general waste bins in guests’ bedrooms to ensuring cleaning products are safely disposed of, everything’s always collected on time and recycled wherever possible. This helps our daily operations run smoothly and ensure we move further towards our goals to be an eco-friendly hotel.

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waste management in York?

  • Where can I book waste collection in York?

    Book waste collection anywhere in York and the surrounding towns and villages. You can arrange commercial waste collection from businesses in York city centre, Heslington, and Bishopthorpe out to nearby towns and villages like Easingwold, Sherriff Hutton, and Helmsley. Book waste collection from anywhere with a YO postcode including:

    • York city centre (YO1)
    • Heslington and Osbaldwick (YO10)
    • Dunnington, Escrick (YO19)
    • Bishopthorpe, Upper and Nether Poppleton (YO23)
    • Acomb, Dringhouses (YO24)
    • Bootham, Clifton (YO30)
    • Heworth, Layerthorpe (YO31)
    • Haxby, Wigginton (YO32)
    • Elvington, Stamford Bridge (YO41)
    • Pocklington, Barmby Moor (YO42)
    • Boroughbridge (YO51)
    • Sheriff Hutton (YO60)
    • Easingwold (YO61)
    • Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside (YO62)
  • What regulations and guidelines are in place for commercial waste management in York?

    The City of York Council provides guidance on managing commercial waste for businesses. This includes the legal responsibility of companies that produce waste to ensure it’s:

    • Disposed of safely
    • Doesn’t cause any harm to health
    • Doesn’t pollute the environment

    Businesses in York have a duty of care under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to ensure all waste they dispose of is:

    • Properly contained and doesn’t escape your control
    • Transferred to licensed waste carriers can legally accept it
    • Accompanied by the proper descriptions (in the waste transfer note)

    The City of York Council also advises that businesses ensure they receive a waste transfer note. Businesses must check the details on the note before signing any paperwork (such as the waste description, weight, and business name). They also advise keeping a copy for at least two years to ensure they can be produced for inspection by the local authority – as failure could lead to a £300 fine.

  • How can businesses in York reduce waste?

    Businesses in York can try various tactics to reduce how much waste they produce. This helps lower waste disposal costs and benefits the environment by minimising pollution levels. Try to reduce waste in your York business by:

    • Setting out a waste management plan based on the operations and needs of your business. Include the types and amount of commercial waste you create, storage methods, removal frequencies, and responsibilities.
    • Using a range of different bins to separate recyclable rubbish from general waste, food waste, and other types of rubbish. Place these near the point of production for convenience.
    • Reusing materials and waste where possible or donating old items and products to charities in and around York if in a usable condition.
    • Removing any single-use plastics from your company to encourage the reuse of things like cups, glasses, and cutlery.
    • Delivering training sessions to employees about the importance of waste reduction, explaining the benefits for the local York environment and your business.
  • Are there any recycling and sustainability initiatives or programs in York?

    The City of York Council laid out ambitions for the city to be a net-zero carbon city by 2030. The York Climate Change Strategy aims to aid this ambition by introducing new green jobs, economic savings, and market opportunities. York previously achieved Fairtrade City status in 2004 but to reach its carbon neutral aims there are various sustainability and recycling schemes:

    • One Planet York – this is a network of organisations working to make York more sustainable through forging strong communities, a vibrant and inclusive economy, and a healthy environment.
    • The Recycle Project – a charity based in York that operates across North Yorkshire to encourage a circular economy. They accept donations of used goods and run workshops to reuse as much as possible.
    • Community Furniture Store – a scheme in York that provides goods, preserves the environment through reuse and offers volunteer and work for the long-term unemployed or disadvantaged. They run various schemes, such as Community RePaint York.
  • What options are available for hazardous waste disposal in York?

    At Business Waste we provide free bins and containers to store all types of hazardous waste safely on your premises. These range from drums to hold oil waste to IBC containers and sharps bins. Collection, removal, and disposal of any type and amount of hazardous waste is available anywhere in York and the surrounding region.

    This includes safe, legal, and responsible collection and disposal of clinical waste, chemical waste, and WEEE waste. Licensed waste carriers remove all types of hazardous waste – you only pay for the collection. You’ll get a free duty of care certificate that confirms the safe, legal, and proper management and disposal of your hazardous waste in York.

  • How can businesses in York improve their recycling rates?

    Improving how much waste York businesses recycle helps keep the city green and lowers waste disposal costs for the companies. Greater recycling ensures less waste ends up in landfill, which lowers the amount of landfill tax businesses in York pay. There are various ways businesses in York can improve their recycling:

    • Create a recycling program across your site that has separate bins in place near the points of production for paper, plastic, cardboard, glass, and dry mixed recycling.
    • Educate employees about why recycling is important for the environment and your business while providing advice on how they can have a positive impact.
    • Use a waste management company with local connections across York for efficient and cost-effective waste collection and recycling of rubbish.
    • Audit your waste production, management, and recycling processes regularly to spot any challenges and opportunities.
    • Ensure as much of the packaging, products, and materials you use are recyclable by working with sustainable suppliers.
  • What are the consequences of non-compliance with waste management regulations in York?

    Failure to comply with your duty of care for commercial waste disposal anywhere in York is an offence. It comes with a penalty of up to £5,000 in the Magistrates’ Court or an unlimited fine in the Crown Court. Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act, 1990 sets out the responsibilities of businesses when it comes to waste management.

    Any business in York found to be transporting waste without being a licensed waste carrier could also face fines of up to £5,000 if not registered. Enforcement Officers can ask to see a waste carrier’s licence. Any failure to produce one may result in a fixed penalty notice of £300.

    Further consequences of non-compliance with waste management regulations in York may lead to reputational damage. This can lead to a loss of customers and additional financial implications for your company.

  • Do waste management companies in York provide custom solutions for different industries?

    Custom solutions are available for all businesses in York across any industry when it comes to waste management. Collections of any type and amount of waste are possible in whatever sector your organisation works in with Business Waste. We provide bins in various sizes and styles to store your commercial waste safely too.

    Combine the right type, size, and number of bins with a daily, weekly, or fortnightly collection schedule based on your needs. This provides a tailored solution that’s efficient and cost-effective for your waste management. Contact us today for a free no obligation quote tailored to your specific needs.

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

    Waste management companies in York like Business Waste can help organisations with:

    Storage solutions are available as we also provide free bins, bags, and containers to separate and hold the waste York businesses produce. You only cover the collection costs for affordable commercial waste management. Licensed waste carriers will remove your refuse and take it to an appropriate nearby facility for recycling and disposal.

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

    Only licensed waste carriers in York handle and transport commercial waste from businesses across the city and surrounding areas. This ensures all business waste is removed and disposed of legally and safely following relevant regulations and guidance. You also get a free duty of care certificate that confirms proper waste handling and disposal.

    UK government and Environment Agency guidelines and regulations are followed to protect your business and waste. At Business Waste we’re based in York and have close collections to many trusted and licensed waste carriers across the region to ensure safe, legal, and efficient commercial waste management.

  • Where can I recycle my waste in York?

    You can recycle domestic waste at one of two household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) in York. Hazel Court HWRC also accepts commercial waste but only from licensed waste carriers and restrictions may apply. Recycle your waste in York at: