Business and commercial waste from home

As the waste you produce from your business is classed as trade waste, you need to pay for a trade waste collection service from your home.

It is illegal to dispose of trade or business waste at any household waste recycling centres. Household waste recycling centres are for residents only, to dispose of their household waste.

Salford City Council can provide a trade waste collection service for a fee.

What we can offer you

The various range of container sizes offered by the council helps keep your waste disposal costs to a minimum by selecting the correct size container, for the amount of waste you produce.

If you decide to use the council's waste collection service, your new green trade waste bin would be emptied every three weeks, at the same time as your domestic black bin.

Duty of care

The duty of care is a law under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act which covers all waste produced from every business premises. This is an exhaustive piece of legislation. For more information, see our duty of care page or use our contact form.

Important information

Under section 34(5) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, you are obliged to hold a valid waste transfer note from your current waste collection contractor. Also, under section 35(6) or section 34A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, officers from Salford City Council have the power to ask for sight of this document. Failure to produce a valid waste transfer note will result in the issue of a fixed penalty notice which asks you to produce this document within 14 days or face a fine of up to £300.

Further action may be taken if the original document is not produced within this period, which may result in a summons. Under sections 46/47/47ZA/47Z of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, you are also liable for prosecution for failure to comply with a waste receptacles notice, which covers inadequate trade bins, excess rubbish and bin lids not being secure.

Further information on managing business and commercial waste is available from GOV.UK.

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