What is commercial waste?

Commercial or business waste is derived from a business premises that’s used predominantly for trade, sport, entertainment or recreation. Commercial waste applies to any business with commercial activity, however it doesn’t apply to household or industrial waste.

You have a legal duty to dispose of properly if you create waste from one or more of the processes listed below:

  • Waste from rented properties encountered by a landlord or their letting agent.
  • Waste derived at residential properties by contractors and builders.
  • Waste collected from a residential property by a commercial organisation in exchange for payment.
  • Waste from a residential property brought to a recycling site by anyone other than the homeowner.
  • Waste from home-based business activities such as hairdressing, accountancy, woodwork etc.
  • Any additional commercial waste defined by the Controlled Waste Regulations 2012

As a business owner, it is your legal responsibility to ensure all your waste is handled and disposed of properly.  You are required to comply with the Duty of Care legislation which demonstrates how commercial or business waste should be stored, transported, disposed of and recorded.

Disposing of your own business or commercial waste requires a waste carrier license by law in the UK. If someone else transports your waste it’s important to make sure of the following:

  • The individual or business involved is authorised to carry your waste.  All companies licenced to carry or accept commercial waste are listed on the Environment Agency’s Public Registers.  At Reclamet you will find us on the Waste Carriers Register for England.
  • Insist that all waste is transported to a licensed or exempt recycling site.
  • Supply a waste transfer note to your carrier, including a complete description of the waste, signed by both your business and the waste carrier and sign the declaration on the transfer note.

Duty of care legislation states you must store waste safely and securely in containers that protect it from contamination with the environment or from animals.

Aside from storing your waste correctly, you also need a business you can rely on to collect and transport your potentially hazardous substances to an approved site for disposal or recycling.  From corroding electronics to a pile of sharp scrap metal which, if left unattended, could harm wildlife.

If you’d like to know more about our commercial waste collection services, please contact us today on 01843 823554 / 01843 823224.

Reclamet reviews

Maciej Widelski
Maciej Widelski2021-01-01

Absolutely brilliant, needed some steel re-bar for a project, super friendly staff, let me pick out what I needed. Excellent, highly recommended. Will come back!

Bambi Sham
Bambi Sham2020-11-11

Gary Hudson
Gary Hudson2020-09-11

I needed a part for my car but didn't want to pay through the nose. i went to the shop and they found the part i needed quickly. i was very happy with my purchase.

Justin Evans
Justin Evans2020-11-11

Saying goodbye to my faithful old car was a wrench but the man at the kiosk was so kind. Excellent service, no mucking around but understanding. Good rate for scrap too. Thank you.

Davina Holness
Davina Holness2018-12-11

Very friendly both over the phone and in person. Had all the parts I needed. Matt was extremely helpful and went out his way to find all the parts I needed.


Got new wheel for my fiat 500 less than third of price as another dealer, highly recommend

Lucy Bryant
Lucy Bryant2020-08-11


Stuart Mann
Stuart Mann2020-11-11

Rich Kilbride
Rich Kilbride2020-10-11

Always go for puncture repairs, £10. Also do new and part worn tyres

Mark Wilcox
Mark Wilcox2020-11-11

Great price, quick job, excellent all round.

Chris Hazelden
Chris Hazelden2019-12-11

James Daglish
James Daglish2020-10-11

Onisim Bereczki
Onisim Bereczki2021-03-11

Brilliant service

Terri Green
Terri Green2020-10-11

Great service, no problems had a new tyre fitted, and new headlight for my car. Very reasonable prices. Staff polite and helpful. Will use again.

Vicky xxx
Vicky xxx2020-02-11

Bought two new tires, balanced and fittedStaff are professional and courteous.

Alex Broadley
Alex Broadley2020-08-11

Good as gold every time I visit.

Graham Palmer
Graham Palmer2018-04-01

Brilliant service as always,Good price and fitting.

Adam Messenger
Adam Messenger2019-12-11

Ian Andrews
Ian Andrews2020-12-04

Needed a few parts for my van a week ago kieran was very helpful and knowledgeable part fits and works thanks for the help highly recommended extremely professional and outstanding customer service

Adam Burkett
Adam Burkett2021-03-18

Bought a car from them no problems at all highly recommend to all.

Nigel Nelly
Nigel Nelly2020-03-11

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