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Trade waste collection

Who collects trade waste for us?

Amey collect commercial waste for us.

  • Address: Amey, Old London Road, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8GU
  • Email: tfe.helpdesk2@amey.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01768 212819
  • Fax: 01768 891297

Can I use someone else to collect my trade waste?

Yes, collection of waste can be arranged by contacting any registered waste disposal company. The Environment Agency has further details on registration and waste management.

What do I put my trade waste in?

Trade waste is collected in trade waste bins and whites sacks.

What if my rubbish won't fit in either trade waste bin or white sack?

There is a special trade waste collection are for items such as fridges or freezers that cannot be collected as part of the regular trade waste collection. Telephone or email Amey our trade waste contractor on the details above.

How much does it cost to have my trade waste take away?

Costs vary see trade waste fees and charges.

Some of my trade waste can be recycled who will take it?

We do not have a recycling collection for trade waste, commercial waste is recycled by private operators for more details see commercial waste recycling.

Do I have any responsibilities as a trade waste producer?

As a producer of commercial waste you have responsibilities under the Environmental Protection Act (1990) for the storing and disposal of that waste. Those responsibilities as they stand under law at the present time are set out in Section 45 and 34 below.

Section 45 Trade Waste

All businesses must either,

  • pay to have their commercial refuse taken away by a registered waste disposal company,
  • or dispose of it themselves, for a charge, at a registered disposal site

Trade waste means all waste generated at your business address, whether business orientated, for example, paper waste and packaging; or food wrappings or scraps of food consumed on the premises.

If you choose to enter into a contract with a waste disposal company you will be given a 'Waste Transfer Note'.

You are required by law to retain these documents and to present them for inspection when asked to do so by Officers of either The Environment Agency or your local Council's Environmental Health Department. Failure to retain these documents and/or present them when asked can attract a fine.

Section 34 - Duty of Care

This section places all generators of commercial refuse under a 'Duty of Care' to ensure that their waste is managed properly. In detail this means that waste must be stored securely and only put out when it is due for collection. If the refuse ever escapes due to a ripped bag or tipped over bin for example, then you must retrieve it. You are responsible for it at all times until the time it is handed over to a person or organisation authorised to receive it. Failure to comply with this Section can result in a fine.