Business and Commercial Waste and Recycling Services

Business / Commercial Waste

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All businesses have a duty to organise and pay for regular waste collections. A business can be requested by the Environment Agency / Environment Officer/ Environmental health Officer to show evidence of what provision they have in place for their business waste collections and may be subject to legal action and this may include a fine if they do not have appropriate plans in place.

As a business you must deal responsibly with any waste your business produces in England. This is known as your 'duty of care'. View the GOV.UK information on 'duty of care' .

Depending on what your business is or does, you may be classified as either Commercial or Industrial Waste. View the information on the website - The Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012.

You must, as a Business:

  • Keep waste to a minimum by doing everything you reasonably can to prevent, reuse, recycle or recover waste (in that order).
  • Sort and store your waste securely.
  • Have a waste transfer note for each load of waste that leaves your premises showing where the waste is going to.
  • Check if your waste carrier is registered waste carrier with the environment agency (Do not allow the waste carrier to dispose of your waste illegally and report them to crime stoppers if they do).

You have extra responsibilities if you’re dealing with hazardous waste, more information on this can be found on the Environment agency website

Commercial/Industrial waste includes any waste that comes from:

Any commercial activity - including any you run from your home. 

  • Construction; 
  • Demolition; 
  • Industry;
  • Tourism Including B&B’s, Guest houses, Hotels and Holiday lettings;
  • Agriculture;
  • Waste produced in someone else’s home whilst providing professional services (e.g. gardening, building, healthcare).

Waste from Businesses cannot be disposed of at either Afton Marsh or Lynnbottom Household Waste Recycling Centres. See below for details of commercial use of recycling centres.

Commercial waste collection services and charges

Collection charges for commercial or Industrial waste will vary depending on the size of container used and the frequency of collection.  Our waste service partner (Amey) provides commercial waste and recycling collections on behalf of Isle of Wight Council and can provide commercial bins in the following sizes:

  • 240 litre;
  • 660 litre;
  • 1,100 litre.


Commercial use of Recycling Centres – Pay as You Throw!

Lynnbottom Recycling Centre has been redeveloped and extended to provide a specific Commercial Waste Recycling Centre (CWRC) for businesses to pay to deposit their waste. This will be a distinct and separate part of Lynnbottom.  Businesses wanting to use this service will need to be a registered waste carrier, payment is by account or credit/debit card only. View details of this new facility 

Transporting Industrial / Commercial Waste

If you transport waste as part of your business, then you will need to register with the Environment Agency.  Register your business online. From January 2014 it became a requirement that any business that normally transports their own waste must register as a lower-tier waste carrier to comply with recent changes to the England and Wales Waste Regulations. Registering in the lower tier normally costs nothing and lasts indefinitely. Businesses do not have to renew their registration unless their situation changes but could face a fine of up to £5,000 if not registered.

For more information and guidance on transporting please visit the GOV.UK website .