Holiday Lets and Self-Catering Accommodation
By law, holiday lets and self-catering accommodation need to pay for a commercial waste collection service.
Under the Environmental Protection Act (1990), all businesses (including those operating from home), have a legal responsibility to safely contain and dispose of any waste produced as a result of their business. This legal responsibility extends to holiday let properties which are classified as commercial waste producers under the Controlled Waste Regulations (2012). The legislation states that these premises are businesses and should pay for a commercial waste service, including collection and disposal charges.
This definition applies regardless of whether the premises are liable for business rates or council tax.
If you are operating a property as a Holiday Let or Bed and Breakfast, please complete the online form to show what commercial waste collection services are available to you.
Household Subscription Service
The Isle of Wight Council offers the household subscription service to properties that are operating as self-catering accommodation for 139 days or less or Bed and Breakfasts that are using under 50% of the property for guest accommodation. The Household waste and recycling subscription service is provided by the Isle of Wight Council and will entitle subscribers to use the household waste and recycling collection service.
The Household waste and recycling subscription service is provided by the Isle of Wight Council and will entitle subscribers to use the household waste and recycling collection service. This will include entitlement to 1x 240L Green Recycling Bin, 1x 140L Black Residual Waste Bin 1x Food Caddy or Gull Proof Sacks to the same capacity, Collections will alternate between recycling and residual weekly, dates and further details can be found by visiting: https://www.iow.gov.uk/wasteday
After this date, annual subscriptions can be purchased online or via The Isle of Wight Council Contact Centre. The annual subscription will run from April 1st of any given year to March 31st of the following year and will be charged at £520.
Commercial Waste Services with the Isle of Wight Council in partnership with Amey
The Isle of Wight Council, in parnership with Amey, offer commercial waste services to suit your premises and needs.
Should I be paying business rates
Legislation provided on GOV.UK website covering business rates for self-catering and holiday let accommodation in England says that if a property is available to let for 140 days or more a year, it should be rated as a self-catering property and valued for business rates.
Please contact Revenue Services about the type of rates you should be paying by using the online send a message to Revenue Services form.