Waste Collection

A quick and easy guide to waste collection for businesses

Making sure your waste is collected regularly and safely, and disposed of in the most eco-friendly manner possible, is a vital concern for all businesses. Waste collection is one of the fundamentals when it comes to ensuring your business is running smoothly, but it can be a little difficult to know what kind of waste collection you need, what services are available, what types of waste can be collected, and how you should store your waste while you are waiting for it to be picked up. Here’s our quick and easy guide to waste collection for businesses.

Waste management

What is waste collection?

Waste collection is an essential element of waste management. It involves the safe transfer of any solid waste, away from its point of use, to a location where it can be sorted and disposed of in the best method possible. Waste collection includes the collection of recyclable materials, which are not technically waste. Disposal can include treatment and recycling your waste, as well as the safe disposal of waste in landfills when no other option is available.

Commercial waste considerations

Considerations for commercial waste collection include the size and types of bins provided, where they are positioned, and how frequently they are emptied. Overflowing bins can result in rubbish falling out as the bin is being tipped. Hazardous rubbish such as empty petrol containers can ignite other forms of waste as the compactor is in operation if they fall out. Bins must be serviced frequently enough to avoid over-filling. It is often prudent to store or lock bins in a secure area in order to avoid members of the public and other parties putting rubbish in them and filling them prematurely.

How we can help you

Waste collection is a frequently neglected area of business management. As a waste producer, it is the duty of all companies to ensure their waste is legally, appropriately, and effectively collected and disposed of in the best manner possible. Businesses also have an added obligation to their stakeholders, to ensure waste is collected in a cost-effective way.

At Business Waste we can fulfil all your business’ requirements and obligations through a variety of competitive and highly professional waste collection services.

As a leading waste management company in the UK, Business Waste have an extensive network of contacts comprising the best of the best in local waste management, and waste collection and transportation teams. We have local transport operators to provide you with a more flexible service, from a base located in close proximity to your own business. This means that any additional emergency collections can be dealt with swiftly and efficiently. In addition, their proximity ensures the carbon footprint and petrol costs of collection are low. This network of extremely high-quality and professional waste disposal providers ensures our services can be delivered on-demand and to a schedule convenient to you. It also allows us to deal with a wide range of waste, and safely collect and dispose of numerous different types of refuse.

Waste Collection Services

What different types of waste can be collected?

There are a wide variety of different types of waste that are produced by businesses on a regular basis. At Business Waste we are fully equipped to safely and efficiently collect, treat, recycle, and dispose of numerous types of waste, including:

Pharmaceutical waste

Clinical waste management

Confidential waste management

Sustainable waste management

Confidential waste disposal

Hazardous waste management

Paper recycling

Glass recycling

Plastic recycling

Cardboard recycling

Chemical waste disposal

Liquid waste

Radioactive waste management

Packaging waste recycling

WEE recycling

Biomedical waste management

Medical waste

Health care waste

Washroom services

Hazardous waste


Refuse collection

And waste oil collection.

Commercial Bin Collection

What types of bin do you need for waste collections?

Business Waste supply all their clients with a completely comprehensive range of bins and other waste collection containers, suitable for all different types of waste collection. All our waste containers ensure the service we provide causes minimum effort for your business operations. They are hygienic and as convenient as possible for your locations.

Wheelie bins

Our wheelie bins are available in a range of sizes to suit your needs, including:

120 litre
240 litre
660 litre
1100 litre

Roll on and roll off skips and bins

In addition to wheelie bins, we also have several roll on and roll off skips and bins, including:

Back End Loader (8yd-16yd)

Front End Loader (6yd-10yd)

Skip (6yd-12yd)

Roll Off (6yd-10yd)

Can you use waste collection bags?

It is possible to use appropriate waste bags in certain areas in the event that local by-laws prevent the collection of bins, or space is at a premium and you are unable to keep bins on your property.

General Waste Collection

Can you recycle waste that is collected?

Business Waste collects almost all types of waste and covers a variety bins, ranging from the humble wheelie bin to full-sized skips. We are fully equipped to handle single as well as mixed loads where recyclables are concerned, and we stand at the cutting edge of technology where waste management is concerned. We utilise all our technology to efficiently sort your waste, saving you money and significantly reducing your carbon footprint. Many types of waste are suitable for recycling, including:

Cardboard – Corrugated and flat cardboard separated and reprocessed at a specialist recycling plant.

Bricks, rubble, wood and building materials – Can simply be sorted to reuse, by salvage yards for example

Metal – Ferrous metals (such as iron, brass, copper, aluminium) are separated from non-ferrous metals (such as steel) and are recycled at specialist metal reprocessing plants.

Green waste and soil – This is biodegradable, and can easily be recycled into compost or other garden products.

Plastic – There are over 50 types of plastics that can be recycled, and these fall into seven different categories.

Paper – Collected and reprocessed at specialist paper reprocessing plants.

Waste Collection Prices

What are the commercial waste disposal costs ?

The exact price of your commercial waste collection will vary greatly depending on the type and volume of waste you have. Get in touch today for a free quote for your Business Waste collection.