*Updates at end of this page
What is Trade Waste?
Any waste that comes from a commercial activity is defined as Trade Waste . However small the amount of waste produced, it is all trade waste - that could be food waste from a take-away shop to a few cardboard boxes.
If you use part of your home to run your business then any waste from that part is business waste.
keep waste to a minimum. Follow these steps: Prevent, Reuse, Recycle or Recover waste (in that order)
sort and store waste safely and securely
complete a waste transfer note for each load of waste that leaves your premises
check if your waste carrier is registered to dispose of waste
make every effort to ensure your waste carrier is disposing of your waste at a licensed waste disposal site
You have extra responsibilities if you’re dealing with hazardous waste.
Your trade waste cannot:
contain any waste upholstered domestic seating containing Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). Check updates at the end of this page for more info.
be taken to any Recycling Centre for Household Waste - “the tip”
be presented for collection with household waste
be placed in a shared bin unless a Waste Transfer Notice is provided to each business using the bin
removed by an unlicensed waste firm
Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 requires every business to keep a written record of waste transferred from their business, these records are known as Waste Transfer Notices.
A Waste Transfer Notices must contain the following information:
The quantity of waste and whether on transfer it is loose or in a container
If in a container, the kind of container
Time, date and place of transfer
Name and address of transferor and the transferee
Whether or not the transferor is the producer or importer of the waste, if so, which
The transfer is to a person authorised to transport the waste in question
Our Trade Waste Service
Castle Point Borough Council offer a Trade Waste collection service and can deal with a range of amounts of waste produced. Offering collections from multiple times a week to fortnightly.
|Ideal for business that do not produce must waste or are limited on space
|240 litre bin
|H: 1070mm D: 740mm W: 570mm
|500 litre bin
|H: 1095mm D: 720mm W: 1250mm
|770 litre bin
|H: 1325mm D: 720mm W: 1250mm
|1100 litre bin
|H: 1370mm D: 985mm W: 1260mm
We will be able to help calculate your requirements.
By phone at 01268 882200 or email TradeWaste@castlepoint.gov.uk
At the present time Castle Point Borough Council do not offer any recycling collections to Trade customers.
From 1 October 2023 businesses must no longer supply, sell or offer certain single-use plastics items in England. The banned items include all single-use plastic cutlery, plates, bowls, trays, containers, balloon sticks and polystyrene food and drink containers. Some exception applies. Find out more by visiting Single-use plastics ban: plates, bowls, trays, containers, cutlery and balloon sticks - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)