Trade and commercial waste

Household Waste Recycling Centres are now open. Find out who can visit and what you need to know before you make your trip.

When using our Trade service, please consider visiting later in the day if possible. Our HWRCs are seeing a high demand and processing the trade service at peak times may take longer.

Duty of care for traders

Please be aware of the following information:

  • A valid Waste Carrier’s Licence or Waste Carrier exemption (if applicable) is a legal requirement to carry waste. You will be asked to produce this document by a member of staff. Licences are available from the Environment Agency. You may be refused service if you are unable to produce the appropriate documents.
  • There is a vehicle weight limit of 3.5 tonnes at all sites. Larger vehicles cannot be accommodated.
  • The site supervisor has discretion over the quantities that can be disposed of.

How to use the service

  • Please pre-sort your waste before arriving at the site.
  • Your vehicle containing the waste will be weighed using the on-site weighbridge upon your arrival.
  • On departure your emptied vehicle will be weighed again.
  • You will be charged according to the weight and type of material
  • Payment must be by chip and pin credit or debit card. Cash is not accepted.  

Trade waste fees

Favourable rates are charged for recyclable and compostable materials.

Click on the trade recycling pricing structure below for a full list of trade waste fees.

Material​0 to 80kg​81 to 150kg​151 to 250kg​251 to 500kg​501 to 750kg​751 to 1000kg​Over 1000kg (per tonne, pro-rata increase of 500kg)​
​Hardcore and rubble​​£7.00£15.00​£21.00£22.00£25.00​£38.00£19.00​
​​Garden waste£7.00£13.00​£23.00​£36.00​£49.00​£67.00​£34.00​
​​Wood and timber£12.00£17.00​£27.00​£44.00£61.00£96.00​£48.00​
​Mixed paper and card£5.00​£11.00​£15.00​£16.00​£28.00​£33.00​£17.00​
General waste​£26.00£41.00​£59.00​£109.00​£152.00​£187.00​£88.00​

Other materials

The following materials are all charged at £5 per load:

  • Plastic bottles
  • Mixed glass bottles and jars
  • Food tins and drink cans
  • Mixed textiles and clothes
  • Scrap metal

This service is monitored with automatic number-plate recognition software (ANPR) and CCTV.

What is accepted as trade waste?

Some items cannot be disposed of under the trade waste service. Other commercial waste management companies should be used for these items.

​Accepted materials​Materials not accepted
Garden waste (grass, cuttings, plants, etc.)
​Inert waste, e.g. soil and rubble
​Scrap metals
​Paper and cardboard (no secure facilities for confidential waste)
Plasterboard and plaster (see restrictions)
Timber and wood (including chipboard and MDF)
​Non-recyclable waste
​Clinical waste
​Engine oil
​Hazardous waste (chemical, radioactive, etc.)
​Motor vehicles and tyres                
Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

For further information

Please contact Urbaser on 01604 349975.