Trade waste at Household Waste Recycling Centres HWRCS

Disposal of business waste at Household Waste Recycling Centres HWRCS

Where and when to take trade waste

The majority of HWRC sites in Hampshire will be offering the service from Monday 3 October 2016 except Efford.

The trade waste service will be available Monday to Friday, except Bank Holidays.

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Materials you can dispose of

As a trade customer you may deposit all waste types which are currently accepted at HWRCs from householders except for the following:

  • cement bonded asbestos
  • fridges, freezers and other cooling equipment
  • any display screens (e.g. TVs or monitors)
  • batteries
  • fluorescent lighting tubes
  • hazardous paint (denoted by the orange hazardous symbol)
  • hazardous substances or chemicals

Asbestos is not accepted at the HWRC sites from trade customers.

Charges and payment

The cost will be dependent on the amount and type of waste. Example charges provided by the site contractor (Veolia UK) based on a full load of non recyclable residual waste are shown in the table below.

Recycled and segregated waste streams will likely be charged less.

Please note, there is a minimum charge of a half load for each vehicle type.

Category Vehicle Cost
A Cars/Estate Cars £35
B Small Vans (Car Derived eg Astra van/Escort van) £50
C Pick-ups/MPVs/SUVs £80
D Medium Van 1- 2 tonnes (ie Peugeot Boxer/Vauxhall Vivaro) £120
E Large Van up to 3 tonnes(ie Transit) £200
F XL Van up to 3.5 tonnes (ie Luton/Hightop) £280
G Small Trailer (less than 6 foot in length) £35
H Medium Trailer (6–8 foot in length) £50
I Large Trailer (8–10 foot in length) £80
Plasterboard £10 per sheet
Payments can only be made by credit or debit cards
Licences and vehicles

Businesses or traders carrying waste arising from their work must hold a valid Waste Carrier’s Licence from the Environment Agency, which should be shown to site staff when using the service.

Small businesses do not require a commercial-type vehicle permit as these are for householders only, but must make themselves known to a member of staff on arrival to arrange payment.

Commercial-type vehicles such as vans are acceptable up to a maximum weight of 3.5 tonnes. Vehicles heavier than this will not be permitted access. Trailers are permitted up to a maximum length of 3m (approx. 10ft), this applies to the ‘box’ loading area of the trailer and not any attachments or towbars

Other options
Alternative options for the disposal of business waste can be found in our commercial waste search.