Arranging business waste collections

Unlike household waste – paid for via council tax – waste collections from a business are not included in business rates. All businesses, including home businesses, must arrange and pay for waste services. Costs depend on the waste type, containers used and collection frequency.

Recycling business waste may well save you money and fulfil your ‘Pre-treatment regulations’. Landfill Tax, levied on refuse, increases each year. Reducing, reusing and recycling waste are better for the environment and for your profits.

Home businesses: Business waste is any rubbish or recycling produced by your business, including a business run from home.
Any paid service or product can be a home businesses: childminding, B&B/holiday let, cooking, hairdressing, car repairs, sewing etc.
Your business must pay to recycle or dispose of business waste whether or not it is registered, a company or pays business rates.
A business’s “duty of care” is to deal responsibly with its waste at its premises, including your home, or at clients’ premises or homes.
More: gov.uk/managing-your-waste-an-overview

Somerset Waste Partnership provides charged-for collections for businesses if requested, through our collection contractor. We recommend you compare prices and services to get the best deal for your business. For business waste facilities provided by Somerset Waste Partnership, see our business waste services page.

The table below shows some of the companies – in no particular order – that offer commercial recycling and refuse collections to Somerset businesses. Somerset Waste Partnership does not recommend any particular supplier.

ContractorMaterials accepted
Biffa
0800 307307
Paper, 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 21719
Paper, 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 3706456
IT 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 361300
Clinical, 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 7831831
Paper, confidential waste, cardboard, container glass, food and drinks cans, plastic bottles, textiles, wood, metals, hazardous waste, WEEE. Refuse. Dry mixed recycling collection now available.
Great Western Recycling
03003034856
General waste, dry mixed recycling, glass, cardboard, food waste, sanitary, clinical waste, confidential waste.
J W Waste Recycling Ltd
01761 479444
Paper, 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 0276255
Paper, 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 850111
Paper, 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 315496
Secure recycling of all types of electrical waste including computers, IT equipment and fridge/freezers.
Skip Hire Services
0203 7013804
Skip hire.
The Skip Company
03000 309978
Skip hire.
Stone – IT Asset Disposal
08448 22 11 22
IT equipment recycling and data destruction.
SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
0800 0830504
General waste, mixed recycling, glass and food waste collections. SUEZ also offer secure shredding and hazardous waste services.
Veolia Environmental Services
0845 6060460
Paper, 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 664628
Skip hire.
M.J. Church
01225 891591
General waste, mixed recycling, food and glass.

If you offer recycling or refuse collection services to Somerset businesses and wish to be included in the table, please email us.