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Commercial waste and recycling containers

Commercial waste and recycling containers

Since January 2015, we have been required, by law, to collect recycled waste and general waste separately. 

Where necessary and possible, glass, metals, paper, cardboard and plastic need to be collected separately and must be kept separate. The aim is to increase recycling and improving the quality of the materials collected.

Apply for a commercial waste container

Please apply online for a commercial waste container:

Commercial waste container application form

Find out more about our containers and campaigns

We provide five sizes of bins for commercial use, collected either weekly or fortnightly.

240 litre wheeled bin

Width 0.58 metres, height 1.1 metres and depth 0.73 metres.

360 litre wheeled bin

Width 0.65 metres, height 1.15 metres and depth 0.88 metres.

660 litre metal bin (with plastic lid, lock and key included)

Width 1.23 metres, height 1.33 metres and depth 0.75 metres.

1100 litre metal bin (with plastic lid, lock and key included)

Width 1.26 metres, height 1.37 metres and depth 0.95 metres.

1280 litre metal bin (with plastic lid, lock and key included)

Width 1.25 metres, height 1.43 metres and depth 0.95 metres.

All bins and containers are on free hire but if the container is lost, stolen or severely damaged, for example, by fire, you will have to pay for a replacement. Minor damage, such as broken lids, wheels or axles, will be repaired free of charge. For further details and current prices please contact us.

We can provide collections for recyclable waste (glass, paper, plastic bottles, cardboard, cans, aerosols and foil) from commercial premises.  Bins are collected fortnightly. 

Glass

240 litre wheeled bin

Width 0.58 metres, height 1.1metres and depth 0.74 metres.

What you can recycle in the glass bin:

  • Glass bottles and jars (all colours) including bottle tops and lids.  Please remove all food waste and rinse out.  Do not include light bulbs, Pyrex type dishes, drinking glasses, window glass, or broken glass.  Fluorescent tubes and energy light bulbs need to be recycled in a separate container that we can provide to businesses.

Paper

240 litre wheeled bin

Width 0.58 metres, height 1.1 metres and depth 0.74 metres

360 litre wheeled bin

Width 0.65 metres, height 1.15 metres and depth 0.88 metres

What you can recycle in the paper bin:

  • Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, catalogues, brochures, telephone directories, yellow pages and all other papers.  Do not include cardboard, envelopes, sticky labels or highly confidential shredded paper (please visit our confidential waste pages or use a secure contractor for this).

Plastic, cardboard, cans and foil

240 litre wheeled bin

Width 0.65 metres, height 1.1 metres and depth 0.74 metres

360 litre wheeled bin

Width 0.65 metres, height 1.15 metres and depth 0.88 metres

660 litre container

Width 1.35 metres, height 1.2 metres and depth 0.77 metres.

1100 litre container

Width 1.33 metres, height 1.4 metres and depth 1.09 metres

What you can recycle in the plastic, cardboard, cans, aerosols and foil bin: 

  • Plastic  - drinks bottles, milk bottles, washing up liquid, detergent bottles, and food containers, for example, yogurt pots, margarine and ice cream tubs (can accept all polymer types).

  • Food and drink cartons.

Please make sure that all plastics are free of food waste and are rinsed out.

Do not include hard plastics such as plastic buckets and bowls, plastic carrier bags and film.                           

  • Cardboard - cardboard boxes or packaging, document wallets, any coloured card, toilet and kitchen rolls, file dividers and folders. Please flatten all boxes and remove any metal parts.

  • Cans – aluminium and steel drink cans, food tins, aerosols, and clean aluminium foil including food trays. Please make sure that there is no food waste and tins and cans have been rinsed out.

All bins and containers are on free hire but if the container is lost, stolen or severely damaged (e.g. fired) you will have to pay for a replacement.  Minor damage such as broken lids, wheels or axles will be repaired free of charge. For further details and current prices please contact us.

If you would like to set up a commercial waste collection please use the online application form or contact us.

On receipt we will then send documentation to you that requires signing and returning before the service can start.

We are encouraging businesses across North Lincolnshire to sign up to the Every Can Counts campaign. You will receive a free starter pack to help you to inform, engage and motivate people in your business to recycle their cans.  If you are interested in recycling your cans please contact us for your starter pack. 

Recycle for North Lincolnshire

Contact details

wastemanagement@northlincs.gov.uk

Commercial Waste Helpline:

01724 297848

Waste Services Depot
Cottage Beck Road
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN16 1TS

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Friday: 8.30am to 4pm

Last updated: 13/07/2017