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Paper, cardboard, glass and plastic collections

As well as collecting your general business waste, we can help you to save money and improve your green credentials by collecting your paper, cardboard, glass and plastic.

Businesses generate large volumes of commercial waste which includes recyclable materials. This waste must be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

Our recyclable business waste customers include shops, offices, charities, restaurants, schools, care homes, entertainment venues, sports and social clubs.

Free, no-obligation quote

We provide a bespoke business waste collection service at a competitive price.

Based on the information you provide in the enquiry form, we will either provide you with a quote or arrange to carry out a free on-site waste audit.

As part of our no-obligation waste audit, we will visit your premises and work with you to create the best waste solution for your business. By identifying your storage capability and the type and amount of waste you produce, we can make sure that you only pay for the services you need.

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Paper and cardboard collection

Many types of paper and cardboard waste produced by your business can be collected and recycled.

  • Office paper
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Cardboard and cardboard packaging

Your recyclable paper and card waste will be collected by our contractor, before being sorted, graded and sold on to be re-used.

Not all paper and cardboard can be recycled. Non-recyclable materials will need to be collected as general waste.

  • Card or paper contaminated with food waste
  • Paper towels
  • Some types of paper cups
  • Juice boxes
  • Paper or magazines laminated with plastic

Glass collection

We can collect glass waste produced by your business.

  • Bottles
  • Drinking glasses
  • Broken panes
  • Windscreens

Your glass waste will be collected by our contractor, before being processed and sold on to be re-used.

We are unable to accept fluorescent tubes. These must be taken to a recycling centre.

Plastic collection

We collect all types of plastic as part of our service.

Several types of plastic are used in disposable products and packaging and not all of these are recyclable.

We will recycle as much of this waste as possible to reduce the amount of plastic going to landfill.

Page last reviewed: 4 September 2020

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