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.
Waste upholstered domestic seating
From 16 December 2022 we will temporarily not be able to accept any upholstered domestic seating at our Whetstone Waste Transfer Station. This includes (but not necessarily limited to) any furniture item with cushioning and padding, such as:
- sofas, settees, sofa beds, dining/office style chairs, futons, pouffes, floor and seating cushions and beanbags etc.
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.
- We do not accept asbestos, car parts or plasterboard at the waste transfer station
- We do not accept cash or cheque payments
- Traders must have the following: Environmental Agency Waste Carriers Licence (Current), PPE (Hi-Viz), Safety Boots etc.
Register or renew as a waste carrier, broker or dealer
Closed every bank holiday with the exception of Good Friday
Monday - Friday: 7.45am - 5.00pm – last admittance 4.40pm
Coronavirus update - change to payment method
From Monday 30 March we will no longer be taking cash or cheque payments at the Whetstone Transfer Station weighbridge.
There will also be a new process for credit cards where the driver will be asked to call the number displayed at the site and give the operative the card details. Receipts will then be sent via email.
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 credit or debit card - we do not accept cash or cheque payments.
Apply for a trade waste account
Charges for disposing waste
There has been some increase in our prices. This is due to the removal of red diesel (which affects both our waste transfer station and end destinations), high inflation on white diesel, higher vehicle and plant costs and the national insurance rise – in addition to the usual landfill tax increases. We'll keep these under review to ensure they remain both sustainable and cost effective.
There is a minimum charge of £33 (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.
Asbestos, explosives and radioactive waste is not accepted.
Coronavirus - change to payment method
Since Monday 30 March 2020 we no longer take cash or cheque payments at the Whetstone Transfer Station weighbridge.
The process for credit cards is that the driver will be asked to call the number displayed at the site and give the operative the card details. Receipts will then be sent via email.
We still accept payment on account.