Trade Waste


We are committed to providing business ratepayers with a trade waste collection service and we offer a range of containers and collection schedules that suits most commercial business needs.

Container sizes are 140ltr, 240ltr, 360ltr, 660ltr and 1100ltr, and collections take place from Monday to Friday. All containers must be available for collection by 7am as the route may vary due to accidents, roadworks or workload.
Trade Prices based on one bin lift per week:

360 litre = £7.66
660 litre = £12.40
1100 litre = £20.89

Prices are VAT exempt

Trade Prices for Schools and Village Halls (Concessionaries, may apply to some charities)

360 litre = £5.20
660 litre = £8.15
1100 litre = £13.72

Prices are VAT exempt

We also collect several types of business associated clinical waste and can also make special 'one off' collections of some large trade items at pre-arranged prices subject to time availability.

For more information on our trade waste service please  fill in the trade waste enquiry form, call our customer service advisors on 0115 907 2244 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


All businesses that produce waste are subject to The Duty of Care which is a legal requirement under the Environmental Protection Act to dispose of their waste responsibly using a registered waste carrier to ensure the waste is not illegally disposed of by others.

We can request businesses to produce their Duty of Care documents. Breach of Duty of Care is an offence, with a penalty of up to £5000 on summary conviction or an unlimited fine on conviction or indictment.

In order to provide advice to commercial premises to help them comply with waste management legislation, we have a dedicated commercial contracts officer to help with all aspects of business waste, please call our customer service advisors on 0115 907 2244 and ask to speak to our trade waste officer for more details. 

Trade/commercial waste – spillage

All spillage caused by the collectors must be reported to us on 0115 907 2244, if you see waste which has been spilled and it might be an health and safety hazard you must also report this.

Some spillage may be deemed as a hazard and should be reported to the emergency services immediately, if large quantities of oil, paint or fuel are spilled on the road and it is likely to cause an accident the emergency services must be called by dialling 999.

Hazardous waste

Some waste is designated as hazardous waste such as oils, paints and chemicals and this cannot be placed in normal commercial waste. For advice please contact our commercial waste officer.


There are a range of options for dealing with used tyres. Information can be found on the tyre recovery website

There is also information on the Environment Agency website

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS)

Due to the changes in legislation regarding the disposal of waste containing Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), Items containing Persistent Organic Pollutants, which are harmful to the environment, wildlife and humans must now be collected separately.

Any requirement for this type of collection would need to be carried out by a private contractor, as this is not a service the council would offer.

Example of the types of waste we can no longer accept are shown below:

  • Sofas
  • Cushions
  • Sofa beds
  • Armchairs (or any part of)
  • Kitchen and dining room chairs (or any part of)
  • Stools and foot stools
  • Home office chairs
  • Futons
  • Bean bags
  • Floor and sofa cushions

This includes any part made of, or containing leather, synthetic leather, other fabric, or foam. We understand you may need time to arrange collections for waste containing Persistent Organic Pollutants so this new arrangement will come in to effect from 1 April 2023.

Should your bin contain these items after 1 April 2023 then the team will not accept the bin nor remove items. In addition, we would not return to collect the bin until your next collection. If you do not produce any waste containing Persistent Organic Pollutants, there will be no change to your collections.