Business Waste
No. 1 for Pub Waste

Waste Management for Pubs, Bars, and Clubs

The public house, bar, and club industry has a range of unique waste and recycling requirements. At Business Waste we understand these and offer substantial savings on disposal services for your organisation. Whatever the size of your establishment and its location in the UK, we can provide a comprehensive service to fit your needs.

From standard wheelie bin collections to multiple containers across numerous sites, we’ll find the best solution for your pub, bar, or nightclub waste. Our commercial waste management knowledge, including its many regulations, means we can advise you on effective recycling plans to save your business substantial headaches.

We’re fully licensed and have a full duty of care so your waste is removed and processed responsibly. We’re also able to help you with specialist waste such as broken or crushed glass, cleaning chemicals, and other hazardous wastes. For a free quote call 0800 211 8390 or contact us online.

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Pub waste

Lots of waste from your pub, bar, or nightclub can be recycled. This helps protect the planet and uphold your corporate social responsibility to reuse, recover and recycle as much waste as possible. We operate on a zero landfill policy so our licensed waste carriers transport all the rubbish they can to recycling facilities.

Using separate bins is essential to recycle your pub waste. The methods of recycling vary for each type of waste, but some common examples of pub waste recycling include:

  • Glass recycling – Glass bottles, jars, light bulbs, ovenware, windows, glass fibre and borosilicate glass can be recycled in separate glass waste bins. It’s sorted, cleaned, and treated to remove any contaminants. Then it’s crushed to create cullet, which is heated and moulded into new glass products, which helps save energy.
  • Plastic recycling – Collected plastic waste is sorted and organised depending on the type of plastic. It’s then shredded, cleaned to remove all impurities, and melted down to form pellets. These pellets are used to make new plastic.
  • Cardboard recycling – Recycling cardboard is a quick and easy process, as cardboard is made from fibres previously processed from trees. Once the cardboard is sorted, it’s shredded into small pieces, mixed with water and chemicals that turn it into a slurry. This pulp is combined with a small amount of wood pulp from wood chips. The mixture is filtered, dried, and pressed into long sheets that are glued together to form new cardboard.
  • Food waste – While waste food isn’t recycled as such, it can go through a process called anaerobic digestion. This is an alternative to landfill, where the food waste is broken down to create biogas and biofertilisers, which are used to generate renewable energy.

Pub, bar, and club 
waste bins

We provide a range of free bins of various types and sizes to safely and securely store all waste types that pubs, bars, and clubs produce:

  • Food waste bins – These are long-lasting, easy to clean, colour coded and sealable bins specifically for waste food. They help prevent cross-contamination and keep pests away. They’re available as 120 and 240-litre wheelie bins constructed from thick and sturdy plastics. The law requires food waste bins must be sealable and colour coded to distinguish them from other bins.
  • Glass recycling bins – Glass waste requires toughened bins with a unique sealing. The size of the bin depends on your needs and output. 120 and 240 litre wheelie bins suitable for glass waste are also available.
  • Plastic recycling bins – For all your plastic waste, we will provide you with a wheelie bin that has a lid to prevent any tampering, in sizes up to 1100 litres.
  • Sanitary waste bins – Bathrooms must have specific sanitary waste bins for safe storage, so no such waste is flushed away. These vary in size to suit your waste levels.
  • Cardboard recycling bins – Cardboard takes up lots of space, so for pubs, clubs, and bars generating a high volume and that have space, balers and compactors offer a good solution.

Explore common bins used for pubs, bars, and clubs.

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  • 120L wheelie bin

    This small wheelie bin is suitable for just glass or food waste, and other recyclable rubbish.

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  • 240L wheelie bin

    The standard wheelie bin like you have at home for general waste, dry mixed recycling, and more.

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  • Sanitary waste bins

    Every bathroom in your pub, bar, or club needs a sanitary waste bin, which come in various sizes.

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Pub, bar, and club 
waste collection

Arrange collection of any type of waste your pub, bar, or nightclub produces with Business Waste. We serve the entertainment industry and have an in-depth knowledge of the bins, waste types, and disposal methods right for such organisations. Plus, we provide free bins – so you just pay for collection.

We appreciate that every entertainment business is different and experiences fluctuations in demand, which is why we offer flexible waste collections. You can arrange collections as a one-off, such as when hosting an event, or on a daily, weekly, or fortnightly schedule to suit the types and amount of rubbish your usually produce.

Thanks to our nationwide network, we can collect waste from your pub, bar, or club anywhere in the UK. Ensure there’s an accessible spot and room to deliver and collect the size and types of bins you need. Then our licensed waste carriers will come and remove your rubbish and transport to a nearby facility for recycling and disposal.

Speak to one of our friendly and expert team to get a free quote or for any advice, questions, and an assessment of your waste management needs. If you’re ready to get started today, then you can contact us online or call 0800 211 8390.

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How does pub 
waste collection 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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What types of waste 
do pubs produce?

Pubs, bars, and clubs club produce similar waste types daily. While the disposal methods vary for each kind, many of these are recyclable and can be stored in standard wheelie bins. However, there are some more specialist waste types that require extra attention. We can tailor-make a solution and provide all the necessary bins and collection schedules for you.

Some of the most common types of waste that pubs, clubs, and bars produce include:

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Many types of pub waste can be recycled

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  • PUBS _ CLUBS How can I reduce my pub’s waste?

    There are a few things you can try to reduce the amount of waste your pub, bar, or club produces. These include:

    • Run a comprehensive audit to see what ends up in your bins and identify areas that need the most attention.
    • Only buy food, drinks, and other items from suppliers that use recyclable packaging.
    • Encourage the purchase of draught drinks (both alcoholic and soft drinks) rather than those served in bottles or cans.
    • Ensure regular stock rotation and proper storage for food to prevent spoilage.
    • Offer doggy bags to customers and  include smaller plate options for customers who don’t want a full meal.
  • PUBS _ CLUBS How do you manage bar wastage?

    Bar wastage is any drink (whether draught, bottle, or can) or other product that should be sold but is wasted. This can cost bars lots of money over time, but there are ways to try and manage bar wastages, such as:

    • Having a first in, first out approach, so barrels and other drinks used and sold next are those with the shortest shelf life.
    • Training your team for the perfect serve, cellar duties, wastage recording, and stock rotation.
    • Creating par levels by using your stocktaking reports and tills to see how much of every product you sell. Adapt your stockholding accordingly to avoid holding out of date products.
  • PUBS _ CLUBS How much pub waste is recycled?

    Research has found that almost 75% of non-food waste that pubs produce is recycled. Packaging and glass recycling levels were at 73% but for food waste only 11% is recycled currently. This is also expensive, and figures show that food waste costs UK pubs a staggering £350 million a year.

    Using the right bins and licensed waste carriers to collect your waste can help increase the recycling rates for your pub, reducing your costs too.

    Learn more about food waste recycling

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Get a fast, free quote for pub waste collection

Get a fast FREE quote for your pub waste removal

  • Free quote within 1 hr
  • Any type of waste
  • FREE bins and delivery
  • We cover all of the UK