Commercial Waste Disposal

More than 100 million tonnes of waste is produced annually in the UK, and each year this figure is increasing by around 3%. The scale of waste generated in this country is enormous. With limited resources and land to dispose of waste, as well as the pressing need to minimise the impact on the environment it has never been more important for your business to manage its waste disposal correctly.

We provide free waste disposal bins and have a zero to landfill waste disposal policy, for professional advice and a fast quote for your waste disposal contact us today 0800 211 8390

Waste Disposal

What is waste disposal?

Waste disposal refers, quite simply, to the way in which you dispose of your waste. If you run a business or company, you have a duty of care, to ensure your commercial waste is disposed of safely and securely. The legislations mean that you must:

    Minimise the amount of waste you produce.
    Sort your waste into separate categories. This includes recyclables, general waste, and specialist waste, such as clinical waste.
    Consider the impact your waste has on the environment.
    Prevent unauthorised disposal of waste (fly-tipping etc)
    Ensure your waste is stored correctly and securely.
    Provide a waste transfer note when you hand over waste to another person/company.

How is waste disposed of?

Usually, we don’t think about what happens to our waste once we’ve thrown it into the bin. However, it is important that we think about exactly where the waste is going, and the impact this can have on the planet.

Different methods of waste disposal include:

Recycling. This is when waste products are converted into something new that can be reused. For example, a plastic bottle can be recycled and used for packaging, building materials, and furniture. By finding new uses for your products, you are helping protect the environment. The following materials can be recycled:

The above items are often referred to as dry mixed recycling and can be disposed of together or within the same bin. You can also drop other products, such as wood, to be recycled at specialist plants.

recycling compost and food waste

Composting. If your company produces large amounts of food waste, composting is a great eco-friendly form of waste disposal. To create compost, you allow food waste to decompose naturally. The organic matter can then be used to fertilize crops another form of food waste disposal is via anaerobic digestion.

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Commercial Waste

Traditional Waste Disposal. Traditional waste disposal involves waste being collected and taken to a landfill. However, this should be considered as a last resort, due to the negative impact landfills have on our environment. Not only are we running out of space in landfill sites, but the products left there can take hundreds of years to decompose, releasing harmful gasses in the process.

Clinical Waste Disposal. Clinical Waste refers to products such as PPE, sanitary items, and medicinal vials. Due to strict laws regarding these items, they are often disposed of through incineration. Incineration often occurs at landfill sites and involves waste being incinerated as opposed to being left to decompose. However, this again releases harmful gasses into the air, contributing to global warming.

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How should waste be stored before it disposed of?

Before your waste is collected by your trusted waste disposal carrier, you must store it safely and securely. This means you should:

    Ensure your waste is stored in a secure place, especially if you are handling hazardous or controlled substances, such as medications.
    Use suitable containers that will stop waste from spilling out/leaking.
    Clearly label your containers/bins with their contents. This minimizes the risk of waste being stored in the wrong container.
    Ensure your waste is covered

Waste disposal bins

Commercial Waste disposal bin guide.

Depending on the amount and type of waste you produce, you will need various bins to safely store your waste before collection. To comply with the Environment Protection act, your bin needs to be covered.

Our two-wheeled Wheelie Bins come in three different sizes, 120L, 240L, and 360L.

commercial waste disposal wheelie bin

They are easy to move and can be used for:

    General Waste
    Food Waste
    Glass Waste
    Dry Mixed Recycling

Our four-wheeled Wheelie Bins are suitable for those who are producing a larger volume of waste.

1100 wheelie bin

Our rear-end and front-end loaders are available in a variety of sizes and are best used for those who are producing high volumes of compactible waste.

rear end loader

As mentioned previously, clinical waste needs to be disposed of securely. Therefore, clinical waste bags and containers are used to keep them separate from other items.

At BusinessWaste, our qualified consultants will complete a full audit of your waste, before offering you advice on the best bins to use to manage your waste. This is completely free and part of the service we offer here. We will also provide you with guidance on when your waste should be collected, or how it can be transported to a waste disposal facility.

clinical waste bag

What is a waste disposal licence?

Even if you are arranging for someone else to collect your company’s waste, you need to ensure that you are registered for a waste disposal licence. You should ensure that any companies you hire to dispose of your waste are licensed carriers.

A waste disposal licence is split into two tiers.

Lower Tier is for those that only carry/transport waste that is produced in the everyday running of their business. However, it does not apply to those who work within construction.

Upper Tier is for those that transport other people’s waste (such as, construction and demolition companies alongside anybody that chose to buy/sell waste.

Licenses are necessary as they help reduce issues such as fly-tipping, and ensure companies and businesses make smarter, more sustainable decisions when it comes to waste disposal.

Waste disposal costs

The cost of your waste disposal will vary depending on both the type of waste you produce and the amount. However, at, we can help you develop a cost-effective waste management plan, designed to reduce your carbon footprint and save you money in the long run.

Why should you use Business Waste for your waste disposal?

Running a company is no easy feat therefore, you don’t want to be spending all of your time focusing on waste disposal and collection. Thankfully, we can make the process easier by taking on all of the hard work for you.

Our services include.

    A dedicated, professional team to provide you with an appropriate waste collection strategy, tailored to your business needs and specifications. This will ensure your property stays waste-free.
    In- house assessments to ensure you put your best foot forward.
    Free bins for your waste.
    Timely collection of waste.
    Offering advice on how to minimise your waste output and lower your carbon footprint.
    Providing guidance on government legislations.
    A free waste transfer note.

We operate across the UK and deal with all different kinds of waste. Get in touch today for a free quote, or to find out how we can help you 0800 211 8390.

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