Business Waste Management
Comprehensive, cost-effective business waste management
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No matter your business waste disposal needs, we can help you find an efficient and cost-effective business waste management solution.
Our experts are highly experienced in advising and supporting businesses of all sizes with their commercial waste requirements.
We have relationships with an extensive network of suppliers across the UK, including recycling centres, allowing us to offer industry-leading services at the most competitive prices.
Our team of dedicated Account Managers will talk you through our services and find the best options to suit your business.
We are fully compliant and believe in great customer service, so you can leave the waste management to us and focus on the non-disposable needs of your business.
Our suite of waste management services includes:
We offer commercial waste services for a variety of industries:
Throw away those waste woes!
This business waste collection service takes care of all non-recyclable commercial waste, including polythene, low-grade plastics and packaging that cannot be recycled.
We try our best to encourage recyclable waste as much as possible, however, where materials cannot be disposed of in an eco-friendly way, we ensure they are managed and taken care of effectively.
Dry mixed recycling includes paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, drinks cans and food tins which can all be disposed of in one container. The sorting process is conducted off-site at an automated Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).
With increasing pressure on businesses to reduce their carbon footprint, dry mixed recycling is of paramount importance. That requires knowledge and awareness of exactly what can be recycled and having the means in place to do so.
We aim to make this as simple as possible by providing you with the information and resources you need to take the hard work out of separating and sorting the waste before it is recycled.
Food waste includes all edible and inedible parts of food created before and after food processing, production and consumption. This waste is taken to Anaerobic Digestion and turned into energy.
The UK has been heavily criticised for its contribution to food waste in landfills which is why we pride ourselves on encouraging ethical consumption habits and where waste is created, disposing of it in a more eco-friendly way.
Our food waste services provide businesses with the information and resources required to ensure scraps and surplus product are separated from other waste forms, so the most can be made from them.
Empty bottles, jars, and broken glass can all be recycled. Glass is sorted by colour and washed to remove any impurities and labels. It is then crushed, melted and moulded into new products, such as bottles and jars.
Despite the widely recyclable nature of glass, 200,000 tonnes of the material still ends up in landfills every year.
A common reason for this is the logistics and storage concerns of many businesses, as the weighty material can take up large amounts of space and glass recycling bins often make a lot of noise when collected.
To solve that we work with your businesses to devise a waste collection service that works for you. This may include a frequent scheduled collection or collection at a time that is likely to cause the least noise disturbance to neighbours.
Single Stream Recycling
Single stream recycling is an appropriate solution when a business produces a large volume of a particular kind of waste. The most common waste types for a single-stream recycling service are glass, plastic, paper, food, metal, card and wood.
We understand how time-consuming it can be to sort through waste, ensuring it is all placed in the correct bins and disposed of effectively. We also know how important it is to make sure you are doing your bit for the environment and fully aware of the cost saving benefits of recycling.
So, we offer businesses this service to help them cut down on the time spent separating waste in cases where the majority of it will be of a particular recyclable material.
Confidential data destruction
Our secure confidential data destruction process ensures that all materials and data are strictly contained and controlled. After being destroyed, paper is baled for recycling and sent to a paper mill to be made into recycled paper and other products.
- Office consoles
- Security sacks
- Secure bins
- Enclosed containers
- Paper records
- Digital media
- ID badges
- Any branded goods
You can rest assured that your confidential material will be collected by security-checked and uniformed staff in one of our mobile shredding vehicles.
It will be shredded there and then, guaranteeing your confidential information is destroyed correctly. A Certificate of Destruction is then issued to you on-site.
Our off-site service is designed to offer you a simple and reliable solution tailored to meet the needs of your business.
We take your confidential data in tracked vehicles to the local depot to be shredded in a fully secure environment.
We guarantee that your company’s confidential information will be handled securely every step of the way.
Our waste experts have extensive experience of handling hazardous, clinical and offensive waste, so we will always ensure your environmental Duty of Care obligations are fulfilled.
Our clinical waste removal comes in many forms. How each type of waste is handled is clearly defined by and complies with all relevant regulations.
When you choose our clinical waste service, we provide you with suitable containers for your waste, including a ‘sharps’ bin, and collect and dispose of it for you on either a call-in basis or a pre-agreed schedule of service.
Clinical waste includes anything that has been contaminated with a medicine that contains a biologically active pharmaceutical element, contains microorganisms or toxins that can cause disease, is sharp (such as needles) or anything that has come into contact with bodily fluids.
This waste form is typically produced by healthcare providers, although other services may find themselves requiring dedicated clinical waste disposal resources.
The legalities and regulations surrounding clinical waste are in place to protect anyone working at or visiting the business premises, so it is vital that it is managed and disposed of correctly.
We offer clinical waste services for:
- Funeral homes
- Prisons, Jails and detention centres
- Dental practices
- Beauty Therapists
- Tattoo and piercing parlours
- Care homes
Hazardous clinical waste
Clinical waste that is classed as hazardous includes anything that contains an infectious element or has come into contact with something that does. This type of waste poses a danger to those in the workplace.
Non-hazardous clinical waste
Clinical waste that does not pose an infection danger, and that does not include other materials that might make the waste hazardous, such as cytotoxics, is less of an immediate threat but must still be disposed of correctly and effectively, compliant with all and any regulations.
Offensive waste is non-hazardous but still requires special labelling, storage, and disposal. It is non-infectious waste that has no pharmaceutical or chemical contamination but may still be unpleasant or cause offence to those coming into contact with it. It can include things, such as outer-dressings, masks and other protective gear that needs to be disposed of.
To comply with the Environmental Protection Act, it’s your duty of care to ensure that:
- The waste from washrooms on your property is disposed of correctly
- Your washrooms must meet regulatory standards
We provide total washroom waste service management for our customers:
- A wide range of waste containers, dispensers, and equipment
- Product delivery and installation by qualified service personnel
- Flexible service arrangements to suit your needs
- All our washroom services are managed with respect for the environment and in accordance with all legislation.
Why is waste management important?
No matter the size or function of a business, producing waste is inevitable. Whether it’s an outcome of your business processes, surplus materials, food waste or from other human activity, it all needs to be disposed of and managed effectively.
For businesses in particular, the disposal of each category of waste involves different regulations and legalities, making the management process a headache for many business owners. Therefore, outsourcing your business waste management needs certainly has its benefits.
How our business waste management services work
- We consult and advise businesses on the most suitable waste collection services for their unique needs.
- After you request a quote, our team will create a bespoke package for you.
- We take care of all pricing.
- Our Duty of Care Certificates and Waste Transfer Notes ensure businesses stay legally compliant when it comes to waste.
- Our waste customer service team will optimise your business’ waste hierarchy in reducing, recycling and recovering waste, with the goal of maximising diversion from landfills.
- We arrange collection schedules that suit you.
- Your business benefits from having a streamlined waste service: one telephone number for all queries and one invoice for all services.
As one of the UK’s leading independent consultancies we are proud to be able to offer our waste management services to businesses across the nation.
So, whether you operate from a single site or have multiple ones around the country, we can offer you a full service that takes care of all your business waste management needs.
- What is business waste disposal?
- How do I dispose of business waste?
- What restrictions apply to business waste?
- What is classed as business waste?
- How much is commercial waste collection?
- Is commercial waste recycled?
What is Business Waste Disposal?
Business waste disposal is the processing of any waste that comes from commercial activity. You can use a registered supplier or register as a waste carrier if you want to dispose of your own waste regularly.
How do I dispose of Business Waste?
It’s your business’ responsibility to keep waste to a minimum, sort and store waste safely and securely, complete a waste transfer note for waste that leaves your premises, use a registered supplier to dispose of your waste legally and compliantly.
Businesses are fully responsible for ensuring that they manage their waste responsibly and comply with the law. This applies to reducing and producing waste, sorting and storing waste, moving waste and disposing of waste.
Read more in our quick guide to business waste compliance.
What is classed as business waste?
Business waste is any waste that comes from commercial activity. If you use part of your home to run your business, then any waste from that part is business waste. Business waste disposal also includes disposing of any waste that comes from construction, demolition, industry and agriculture.
How much is commercial waste collection?
Commercial waste collection costs can vary from hundreds to thousands of pounds annually, depending on a number of factors such as your location and the amount and types of waste that your business generates.
Read more about the costs of Business Waste disposal.
Is commercial waste recycled?
Yes, appropriate commercial waste can and should be recycled. The type of recycling bins you choose will depend on the kind of materials you regularly use and need to recycle.
Read more about the different types of business recycling.