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Where you can take business or commercial waste

As a business or commercial organisation you are legally required to dispose of your waste responsibly. This is part of your duty of care

There are a number of ways to dispose of commercial waste:

  • use a trade waste service provided by your district council
  • use a licensed waste contractor
  • take your waste to a waste transfer station
  • hire a skip

The Right Waste Right Place campaign gives advice to small businesses and establishments on meeting their Duty of Care obligations as practically as possible, to ensure their waste is properly disposed of.

Whetstone Transfer Station

You can take some types of business and commercial waste to the Whetstone Transfer Station. As a trade user you must report to the weighbridge when you arrive.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 8.15am - 4.15pm (last admittance 4.10pm)
Saturday: 8.15am - 12noon (last admittance 11.55am)

Tel: 0116 305 3774

Whetstone Transfer Station is located next to Whetstone Recycling and Household Waste Site.

Trade waste accounts

You can now apply for a trade waste account online. You will need:

  • to upload a copy of your current waste carriers licence
  • to provide two trade references that your company has a credit account with
  • to complete all sections of the application form.

Once all checks have been carried out you will be notified if your application for a trade account has been approved.

You do not require an account in order to use the Whetstone Weighbridge, you can pay by cash, cheque, credit or debit card.

Apply for a trade waste account

Charges for disposing waste

There is a minimum charge of £28.50 (including VAT) for disposing of waste.

If you are disposing waste which weighs a full tonne, you will be charged the rate per tonne for that particular waste.

If the waste weighs less than a tonne you will either pay a proportion of the charge or the minimum charge, whichever is greater.

Charges vary for different types of waste. 

Making payment

We accept payment by cash, credit or debit card, cheque or on account.

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