Unlike household waste and council tax, waste collections are not included in business rates. Costs depend on the type of waste, the containers used and frequency of collection. By recycling some of your business waste, you may save money and be fulfilling your ‘Pre-treatment regulations’. Landfill Tax, which is levied on refuse, is increasing each year. (Click here). This means that landfill is an expensive option and other options including recycling are better for the environment and for your books. Home businesses: Any rubbish or recycling produced by your business is business waste. This includes running a business from your home. As a business, you must deal responsibly with waste from your business, whether at its own premises or your home, or at clients’ premises or homes. This is your “duty of care”. You must pay to dispose of or recycle business waste. Your business does not need to be registered, be a company or pay business rates, to be a business that must deal with waste responsibly and pay any costs. Home businesses can include any service or product for which you are paid, such as: childminding, B&Bs/holiday lets, cooking, baking, hairdressing, children’s events, car repairs, upcycling furniture, sewing, upholstery etc. More here: https://www.gov.uk/managing-your-waste-an-overview Somerset Waste Partnership provides charged for collections for businesses if requested, through our collection contractor. However, we recommend you shop around to compare prices and services to get the best deal to suit your business. There are a number of licensed waste management companies who provide commercial waste and recycling collection services in Somerset. There are also listings in Yellow Pages and similar directories. The table below shows a number of companies – in no particular order – that offer recycling and refuse collections to businesses in the Somerset area. Somerset Waste Partnership does not recommend any particular supplier. For business waste facilities provided by Somerset Waste Partnership, see our business waste services page. ContractorMaterials accepted Viridor 0800 820 3246Paper, confidential waste, cardboard, container glass, cooking oil, food and drinks cans, plastic bottles, textiles, wood, food waste, metals, hazardous waste, WEEE. Refuse Garden waste, fluorescent tubes, batteries, construction/demolition waste. Biffa 0800 307307Paper, confidential waste, cardboard, container glass, food and drinks cans, plastic bottles, metals, hazardous waste, WEEE. Refuse. Cans in dry mixed recycling service. Mixed metals – skip service only. Bottleman 01297 21719Paper, cardboard, container glass, food and drinks cans, plastic bottles, food waste. Mixed plastics, plate glass. Please note: food waste service only has limited coverage. Byteback IT Solutions Ltd 0117 3706456IT equipment recycling and data destruction. Commercial Recycling 01749 830889Builders waste, commercial waste, farm plastic, glass, paper, cardboard, metal, green waste, mixed plastics, wood waste, WEEE. Contact direct for full details. Compare Skip HireSkip hire comparison website. Devon Contract Waste 01392 361300Clinical, sanitary, medical, sharps, confidential waste, food waste, glass bottle, green waste, hazardous waste, mixed commercial, Paper and cardboard, plastic recycling, WEEE. DS Smith – Recycling Division 0800 7831831Paper, confidential waste, cardboard, container glass, food and drinks cans, plastic bottles, textiles, wood, metals, hazardous waste, WEEE. Refuse. Dry mixed recycling collection now available. J W Waste Recycling Ltd 01761 479444Paper, cardboard, container glass, food and drinks cans, plastic bottles. Refuse. Polythene acceptable either as a separate stream or in mixed recycling collections. M&J Bowers 0800 0276255Paper, confidential waste, cardboard, textiles. Office clearance, secure document destruction on and off site. Please note: cardboard is only taken if a paper contract is in place. Ohire.co.ukSkip hire (and other equipment) comparison website. Perry’s Recycling 01935 850111Paper, confidential waste, cardboard, polythene film, rigid plastics, cans, plastic bottles, metals, wood, WEEE items, fluorescent tubes, batteries, vending cups, beverage cartons, glass bottles, printer cartridges. Provision of storage containers, balers and compactors available. Pure Planet Recycling 01234 315496Secure recycling of all types of electrical waste including computers, IT equipment and fridge/freezers. Skip Hire Services 0203 7013804Skip hire. The Skip Company 03000 309978Skip hire. Stone – IT Asset Disposal 08448 22 11 22IT equipment recycling and data destruction. SUEZ recycling and recovery UK 0800 0830504General waste, mixed recycling, glass and food waste collections. SUEZ also offer secure shredding and hazardous waste services. UK WEEE Recycling 01963 362020Secure data destruction and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Veolia Environmental Services 0845 6060460Paper, confidential waste, cardboard, container glass, food and drinks cans, food waste, plastic bottles, wood, metals, hazardous waste, WEEE. Refuse. Dry mixed recycling collection now available – paper/card/plastic/cans. Wellington Waste Management 01823 664628Skip hire. If you operate a recycling or refuse collection service to businesses that covers Somerset and would like to be included above, please email us or phone 01823 625700.