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
A trade waste service is offered at all HWRCs except Efford.
The trade waste service is available Monday to Friday, except Bank Holidays.
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
- electronic and electrical equipment, including fridges and monitors, except for small domestic appliances, such as toasters, kettles, hairdryers etc
- 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.
For more information on charges, email Veolia on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0203 567 4440.
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 sheetPayments 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