Mail :
Trade Waste Team
Street Services
Prince Rock Depot
Macadam Road
Plymouth PL4 0RZ
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
Phone :
01752 668000
Email :
Fax :
01752 304786

Business and trade waste

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Why is waste your business?

All businesses produce waste. As a waste producer you are directly responsible for ensuring that your waste is disposed of properly and you must check that the person or company who collects your waste is properly registered. This is called the 'duty of care'. If you do not comply with the 'duty of care', you could be fined up to £5,000 (or more if hazardous waste is involved).

Why isn't a waste collection service covered by business rates?

As a business, you are able to choose who provides your waste collection service. You can choose a private contractor to provide the service for you. For this reason, the cost of collecting waste from businesses is not included in the business rate, otherwise you would be paying twice.

If you ask us to collect the waste, we are required to provide you with a trade waste collection service at a reasonable charge. If you do choose to have your waste collected by a private contractor, you must make sure that you are meeting your 'duty of care'.