Disposing of business or commercial waste?
What counts as business waste
Any waste that arises from a commercial or business activity. If you run a business from home any waste resulting from that business is business waste. Business waste also includes any waste that comes from:
Check what you need to do in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
• keep waste to a minimum by reusing, recycling or recovering as much of your waste (in that order) as possible .
• sort waste and store it safely and securely
• complete a waste transfer note for each load of waste that leaves your premises
• check if your waste carrier is registered to dispose of waste, do not allow the waste carrier to dispose of your waste illegally.
You have extra responsibilities if you’re dealing with hazardous waste.
Disposing of your own waste
You must register as a waste carrier if you want to dispose of your own waste regularly. Depending on what you’re doing, you may also need to apply for a waste permit.