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How do I get rid of business waste?

What counts as business waste?

Business waste also includes any waste that comes from:

Business waste is chargeable.

How much does it cost?

When you visit you will need to pay the following fees (prices do not include VAT).

Public/check weigh £12.46
Unloading charge £7.04
Certificate of destruction £58.31
Duty of care £1.85
Hazardous waste note Free

 

Category Unit of Measure Price Min price (500KG)
Confidential waste paper Tonne £248.11 £124.06
Confiscated items Tonne £473.50 £236.75
CRTs Each £6.82
Fridges Each Free Free
General Tonne £161.19 £80.60
Glazed UPVC Tonne £161.19 £80.60
Green Tonne £78.72 £39.36
Gypsum/plasterboard Tonne £161.19 £80.60
Hardcore Tonne £38.81 £19.41
Lamps Each £0.98
Large WEEE Tonne £60.59 £30.30
Packaging Tonne £161.19 £80.60
Paper/cardboard Tonne Free Free
Plastic Tonne £178.11 £89.06
Polystyrene Tonne £522.66 £261.33
Scrap metal Tonne Free Free
Small WEEE Tonne £60.59 £30.30
Trade confidential  Tonne £481.19 £240.60
Unglazed UPVC Tonne £161.19 £80.60
Wood Tonne £95.34 £47.67

How do I pay?

You can pay by card (credit or debit, including contactless).

Wear personal protective equipment

Personal protective equipment detailed must be worn when recycling or disposing of your business waste at one of the weighbridge facilities below.

This includes:

Do I need a waste carrier’s licence?

You must register if you do any of these things as part of your business:

To register for a waste carriers licence, visit the gov.uk website

You can be fined up to £5,000 if you don’t register.

Where can I recycle and dispose of my business waste?

You can dispose of your business waste at one of the weighbridge facilities listed below.  Please note the opening times and the type of waste that is accepted varies between facilities.

All facilities are closed on Christmas Day (25th December) and New Year’s Day (1st January).

You cannot take business waste to any of the Recycling Centres.  This is strictly for household waste and recycling only.

Facility Opening times Types of business waste not accepted
Arkwright Street, Oldham, OL9 9LZ Mon to Sun 8am to 6pm Asbestos
Garden waste
Wood
Rubble
Bayley Street, Stalybridge, SK15 1PZ Mon to Sun 8am to 6pm Asbestos
Fridges
TVs and monitors
Small electrical items
Garden waste
Rubble
Wood
Chichester Street, Rochdale, OL16 2AU Mon to Sun 8am to 6pm Asbestos
Fridges
TVs and monitors
Small electrical items
Cobden Street, Salford, M6 6NA Due to essential maintenance, closed from Monday 18th March to Monday 26th August.
Every Street, Bury, BL9 5BE Mon to Sun 8am to 6pm Asbestos
Fridges
TVs and monitors
Small electrical items
Longley Lane, Sharston, M22 4RQ Mon to Sun 8am to 6pm Asbestos
Lamps
Paper and card
Raikes Lane Industrial Estate, Bolton, BL3 2NH Mon to Sun 8am to 6pm

Closed from Monday 26th August.

Asbestos
Rubble
Fridges
TVs and monitors
Electrical items
Lamps
Paper and card
Reliance Street, Manchester, M40 3EZ Mon to Sun 8am to 6pm Asbestos
Paper and card
Salford Road, Bolton, BL5 1DG Mon to Sat 8am to 6pm
Sun and Bank Holidays 10am-4pm
Asbestos
Fridges
TVs and monitors
Small electrical items

 

 

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Important information about building and DIY waste

Any waste produced by tradespeople or builders you hired to carry out improvements, repair or alterations to your home is classed as business waste and can’t be disposed of at any of our Recycling Centres. Always ask a tradesperson to include waste disposal in their quote. If you are recycling or disposing of business waste, visit the business waste page.

Recycle for Greater Manchester