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Business / commercial waste

South Derbyshire District Council provides a competitively priced service for your business waste needs.

From 5.71 per collection we can provide a suitable container and all waste transfer notes to enable your business to comply with the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the legal observations of businesses under the Duty of Care regulations.

Please be aware that your Business Rates do not provide for the provision of a waste collection.

We don't collect hazardous commercial waste. The Environment Agency has a public register for licensed hazardous waste service providers.

Please email: or tel: 01283 228707 for a quote, leaving your name and business address to help us reply to you with the correct information faster.

Your business / commercial waste obligations in summary

The Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991 is a law which says that businesses must take all reasonable steps to keep waste safe.

  • The waste must be stored safely and securely and must not cause pollution to people or the environment.
  • The waste must be packaged in suitable containers so that it cannot fall out, blow away or escape from the receptacle.
  • The waste must be secured against unauthorised removal as far as is reasonably practical. Security should be sufficient to prevent the breaking open of containers and removal of waste by vandals, thieves, animals, accident or weather.
  • Businesses must ensure that the person removing the waste is either from a local authority or a licensed waste collection company. They will be authorised to remove waste and transport and dispose of it safely.
  • The business must provide a written description of the waste to the person who removes it. This is known as a waste transfer note and must be completed by both persons involved in the transfer.