We provide collections of bulky commercial waste (for example, furniture, filing cabinets, electrical equipment) from trade premises.
There is a charge for this service. For further details, current prices, or to arrange a collection, please call our Commercial Waste Helpline.
Electrical items such as computer monitors, fridges and freezers are classed as hazardous waste and need to be disposed of separately. We are unable to collect these items.
There are certain responsibilities commercial businesses have when it comes to disposing of Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE):
- If you bought electrical equipment after 13 August 2005, then the producer of that equipment is responsible for its collection, treatment and recycling when you dispose of it.
- If you bought the equipment before 13 August 2005, and do not replace it, then you are responsible for paying for arranging treatment in accordance with the WEEE regulations and existing waste management legislation. This includes the Duty of Care and Hazardous Waste Regulations.
- If you rent or lease equipment the producer is usually responsible for its disposal.
- The regulations allow producers and business users to agree 'alternative arrangements', whereby the business user agrees to take on some or all of the future costs of the end-of-life treatment of the equipment they buy. This is a commercial decision that you will need to make and is likely to form part of the normal negotiating processes for supply contacts in the future.