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Commercial waste and recycling
Commercial waste is waste that is produced by businesses, trade and commercial premises. Commercial waste is regulated by waste laws.
Top commercial waste and recycling tasks
Examples of commercial waste include:
If you produce, store, transport and dispose of commercial waste you have a legal duty to ensure you do so without harming the environment. This is called your duty of care. You must ensure that anyone who handles your waste complies with waste legislation; they also have a duty of care for any waste they handle.
People who can collect your waste include:
Or you could transport your own waste to a disposal or recycling centre. You can pass it on to:
For information on recycling and disposal sites in your area please use the Environment Agency's Waste Directory.
Business waste handbook
This handbook has been produced to help businesses in North Yorkshire to manage their waste legally and save money. It provides specific information and tips for offices and businesses involved in catering, construction, retail, leisure and tourism, printing and manufacturing.
The handbook gives advice on reducing the amount of waste created, reusing materials and recycling as much as possible, as well as waste audits and a guide to legislation. There is also a list of organisations which can provide further information, guidance and funding to help businesses make changes. The business waste handbook is available to download below.