Commercial waste

Trade wasteCommercial and trade waste collections are not included within business rates payments.  All businesses have a duty of care in relation to waste management and must have an arrangement in place for the collection and disposal of their waste with a licensed waste carrier.

The core responsibilities̀ under duty of care are as follows:

► By law all businesses have a responsibility to manage the waste they produce safely and responsibly ‐ this includes businesses operated from home

► Duty of care applies from the minute the waste is produced and it continues beyond collection by the licensed waste carrier until it is disposed of or recovered 

► Businesses are responsible for checking how their licensed waste company deals with the waste and where it ends up

► Businesses should only give their waste to a carrier who holds a valid waste carriers licence

► All waste transfer notes should be retained for two years 

► Hazardous wastes must be identified and then stored and disposed of correctly

► If items can be reused, repaired or recycled these avenues should be explored before disposal

► Waste must be stored appropriately until collection

Disposing of trade waste

For more informatioǹon about your duty of care concerning disposal of the waste generated by your business visit Right Waste, Right Place

Trade waste services from Uttlesford District Council

We provide a trade waste collection service for businesses. Unfortunately we are not currently able offer any recycling facilities for trading premises. If you are interested in using our trade waste collections, please contact us.