General waste is normal, unsorted waste. A business's general waste bin is the same as the general waste bin at home and includes all the items that need to be disposed of but cannot be recycled. If something can’t be recycled, it should be put into a general waste collection bin.
We pride ourselves in helping businesses to recycle as much as possible, and offer over multiple recycling services. However sometimes it’s not possible to recycle and general waste disposal is the best option for all waste that cannot be recycled. For scenarios when recycling is not the best option we offer commercial waste collection or general waste collection services. We will always endeavor to reduce any landfill as much as we can.
Businesses have a responsibility to store general business waste safely and securely and to keep waste to a minimum by reusing and recycling whatever they can. Businesses should be able to present a Waste Transfer Note (WTN) for all general waste bins on their premises.
Further information can be found on the UK government Website.
We cater for any size business and offer the following range of bin sizes for general waste collection:
If your business does not have the space for a general waste bin, we offer a pre-paid bags service to collect your bagged general waste.
Plastics can be put into your general waste disposal bins or for plastics that can be recycled use our dry mixed recycling service.
All packaging can be disposed of in general waste bins, polystyrene can also be disposed of as part of your general commercial waste but we recommend you recycle your polystyrene, as it highly poluting and there is an increasing amount found in the Pacific and our waterways.
We advise businesses on their commercial waste collection and general waste disposal. The following items we would not recommend disposing of in general waste bins:
For more details about what can and cannot go into your general waste container see the poster on this page and please don't hesistate to get in touch:, call us on 01202 257 530. If out of office hours leave a message and we will get right back to you.