Disposing of commercial waste

Commercial waste is any waste that comes from a commercial activity or a business premises. We offer an affordable, flexible commercial waste collection service for businesses in Plymouth, or you can take it to Chelson Meadow for a fee.

Disposal charges for Commercial Waste

All charges are plus VAT and some items have a minimum charge.

Waste type Rate per tonne/item Minimum charge
Bonded asbestos (must be pre-booked) £440 (+ £15 hazardous charge) £110  (1/4 tonne)
Fridges (domestic units only) £21 each No minimum charge
Garden waste £52 £13 (1/4 tonne)
Mixed waste £140 £35  (1/4 tonne)
Plasterboard (excludes silver foil backed and must be free from contamination) £114 £29 (1/4 tonne)
Soil or hardcore £26 £7 (1/4 tonne)
Televisions £11 each No minimum charge
Wood (including timber, chipboard, hardboard, MDF) £64 £16 (1/4 tonne)

You can pay on site with cash, credit or debit card or cheque. Account facilities are available (£25 minimum charge for invoices).

Chelson Meadow commercial opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 8am to 4pm
  • Friday: 8am to 3.30pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 12 noon
  • Sunday and bank holidays: Closed

Vehicle size

We have a maximum vehicle weight limit of 3.5 tonnes (a 'transit' sized vehicle or similar) at the recycling centre.

Register as a waste carrier

Applying for Commercial Account Facilities at Chelson Meadow

To apply for Commercial Account facilities please email chelsonmeadow@plymouth.gov.uk