Business, commercial and trade waste
How to dispose of commercial and trade waste in Hampshire
- Your responsibility
Traders and householders have a ‘duty of care’ to arrange and pay for proper disposal of non household/restricted waste under the regulations of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
- Your options
There are different options for the proper disposal of waste from a commercial source.
Some of these options are listed in other sections on this page.
Please note that the searchable database of licensed waste disposal facilities in the Hampshire area, previously on this webpage, is no longer available as similar information can be found online.
- Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)
Tradespersons from small or medium sized organisations may use the Hampshire HWRC Trade Waste service, which is a chargeable service (restrictions on waste materials apply). Businesses or traders carrying waste arising from their work must hold a valid Waste Carrier’s Licence from the Environment Agency. You can apply for the licence here on the Register or renew as a waste carrier, broker or dealer website.
- District and local council collections
Some district authorities do offer a chargeable business waste collection, please contact them directly to find out about any services they offer.
- Reuse and repair
Consider if the item(s) (such as furniture, bric-a-brac or clothes) could be reused or repaired by you or another organisation or charity.
- Private waste and recycling companies
Search online or in the phone directory for local companies who may be able to collect or accept items for disposal or recycling. The Buy With Confidence website contains details of Trading Standards approved businesses in your local area. Please ensure you check that any company you choose to use is suitably licensed to accept and handle the waste.