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How do I get rid of business waste?

Every business that produces waste in the UK has a legal ‘duty of care’ to:

For more information visit:

What counts as business waste?

Business waste also includes any waste that comes from:

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.

What do I do with hazardous waste?

If you are disposing of hazardous waste note, you will need to complete a consignment note which you can download from the .gov.uk website. The consignment note must stay with hazardous waste until it reaches its final destination.

How much does it cost?

Business waste is chargeable.

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

Public/check weigh (per visit)£12.46
Duty of care (valid for 12 months)£1.85

 

CategoryUnit of MeasurePriceMin price (500KG)
Confidential waste paperTonne£248.11£124.06
Confiscated itemsTonne£473.50£236.75
CRTsEach£6.82
FridgesEach£25
GeneralTonne£161.19£80.60
Glazed UPVCTonne£161.19£80.60
GreenTonne£78.72£39.36
Gypsum/plasterboardTonne£161.19£80.60
HardcoreTonne£38.81£19.41
LampsEach£0.98
Large WEEETonne£60.59£30.30
PackagingTonne£161.19£80.60
Paper/cardboardTonneFreeFree
PlasticTonne£178.11£89.06
PolystyreneTonne£522.66£261.33
Scrap metalTonneFreeFree
Small WEEETonne£60.59£30.30
Trade confidential Tonne£481.19£240.60
Unglazed UPVCTonne£161.19£80.60
WoodTonne£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:

Where can I recycle and dispose of my business waste?

You can dispose of your business waste at one of the sites 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.

FacilityOpening timesTypes of business waste not accepted
Arkwright Street, Oldham, OL9 9LZMon to Fri – 7am to 6pm

Sat and Sun – 7am to 5pm

Bank holidays – 7am to 6pm

Asbestos
Garden waste
Wood
Rubble
Bayley Street, Stalybridge, SK15 1PZMon to Fri – 7am to 5pm

Sat – 7am to 1pm

Sun – Closed

Bank holidays – 7am to 5pm

Asbestos
Fridges
TVs and monitors
Small electrical items
Garden waste
Rubble
Wood
Chichester Street, Rochdale, OL16 2AUMon to Fri – 7am to 6pm

Sat and Sun – 7am to 5pm

Bank holidays – 7am to 6pm

Asbestos
Fridges
TVs and monitors
Small electrical items
Cobden Street, Salford, M6 6NAMon to Fri – 7am to 5pm

Sat – 7am to 1pm

Sun – Closed

Bank Holidays – 7am to 5pm

Asbestos
Fridges
TVs and monitors
Small electrical items
Garden waste
Rubble
Every Street, Bury, BL9 5BEMon to Fri – 7.30am to 5pm

Sat – 8am to 1pm

Sun – Closed

Bank Holidays – 10am to 5pm

Asbestos
Fridges
TVs and monitors
Small electrical items
Garden waste
Rubble
Wood
Longley Lane, Sharston, M22 4RQMon to Fri – 7am to 6pm

Sat and Sun – 7am to 5pm

Bank holidays – 7am to 6pm

Asbestos
Lamps
Paper and card
Reliance Street, Manchester, M40 3EZClosed for construction works until 2021Asbestos
Paper and card
Salford Road, Bolton, BL5 1DGMon to Sat – 7am to 5pm
Sun and Bank Holidays – 10am to 4pm
Asbestos
Fridges
TVs and monitors
Small electrical items

 

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