About Commercial Waste
Whether you own a multi-national construction firm, or a local florist. A factory that employs more than 100 people, or a food truck with
just yourself manning the show, the one thing that you cannot escape, regardless of the industry and size of your business, is waste.
It's simply a by-product of day to day business and is something that can sometimes be overlooked when it comes to running your business,
despite being a guaranteed overhead.
The team at Commercial Experts understand that navigating the world of Commercial Waste
management can be a bit tedious and difficult to
understand. That's why we're committed to helping thousands of businesses when it comes to their Commercial Waste
Below we've provided a brief overview of everything Commercial Waste
, how it affects you and your business and some questions that you
may have around the subject.
What Is Commercial Waste?
, also known as Trade or Business Waste, is any waste that is generated from as a result of business activity.
This includes any waste produced on private premises, i.e. if you're working from home and waste produced by labourers at your premises.
Regardless as to what industry your business operates in, you're bound to generate at least one type of waste. Below we've pointed out
the five most common types of waste that businesses produce. This will be important to know when you're deciding which Commercial Waste
provider is best for you.
- Demolition and Construction -
This will typically come from a variety of building materials used on sites, such as nails, concrete, bricks, copper wiring, wood, ceramic tiles, glass and paint.
- Electronic and Electrical Equipment -
As suggested, this will involve any type of waste that relies on electricity to function, including batteries, light bulbs, televisions, fridges, air conditioning units, power tools and motors.
- Healthcare -
This refers to any type of waste found in the healthcare and support work industries. It includes things such as outer dressings, sanitary protection, medicines, syringes, bodily fluids and laboratory chemicals.
- Packaging and Recyclables -
This refers to waste such as cardboard, plastic, glass, wood, textiles and metal.
- Vehicle and Oil Waste -
Garages and any other sort of vehicle maintenance establishments will be the most common business for this type of waste, and includes brake fluids, antifreeze, engine oil, airbags, car batteries and vehicle glass.
These types can be broken down even further into Hazardous
- Hazardous waste is a type of waste that can have an effect on humans and the environment. Infectious medical waste and batteries are common examples of this.
- Non-Hazardous will not have this effect and will make up the majority of business waste unless they are in specific industries.
Can't I Just Dispose Of It Myself?
Absolutely. Although It isn't as straight forward as taking the bins out as there are some very strict guidelines that you'll need to follow.
You'll have to become a "registered waste carrier
". This will be done via the Environmental Agency at a cost of £150 a year. This will allow you to legally
transport the waste from site to site.
In addition, costs such as man hours, vehicle maintenance and the actual cost of disposing of the waste will all need to be factored in.
If you attempt to dispose of the waste without the proper documents and are caught, you can be faced with a hefty fine or in some cases, jail time.
A way of bypassing the costs and hassle surrounding Commercial Waste
disposal, is by hiring a specialist Commercial Waste
company, which can be done HERE
What Is A Waste Transfer Notice?
A Waste Transfer Notice
is a legal document that must be filled in every time waste is transferred from your premises.
This acts as a paper trail so that there is proof that your businesses is operating legally and above board when it comes to Commercial Waste
will contain information regarding the waste, including the weight and packaging as well as a description of its contents and whether they are hazardous or not.
These must be kept for at least 2 years and be available for presentation should they be requested by the relevant authorities.
How Much Does It Cost?
Costs vary from business to business. Factors such as the type of waste, regularity of collection, weight and location of your business
will have an impact on the overall cost when it comes to Commercial Waste
For example, a daily pick up of heavy hazardous waste from a rural location will command a vastly different fee from a monthly pick up
of cardboard boxes from a city-based business.
Other charges that need to be taken into account are bin hire and landfill tax, it is advisable to ask your provider as to what their
policies are with regards to these.
How Do I Get A Commercial Waste Provider?
Hopefully that's answered most of the questions that you may have regarding Commercial Waste
. Now the last one you may have is
"How do I get one?" Thankfully the process couldn't be any simpler, all you have to do is click the "Get Quote Now
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