Trade Waste Refuse Collection
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council provides a chargeable trade waste collection service for local businesses. Several different size containers are available to suit the amount of waste generated, these waste containers range in size from a 120 litre wheeled bin to a 1,100 litre container.
It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure the bin is kept in a safe and secure place and is not causing a nuisance/hazard to the public. You should not overfill the bin as overspills will not be collected. If you find your business is generating more waste than your bin capacity, please contact us and we can discuss suitable options to resolve this issue.
Trade customers will be asked to pay a bond for each bin supplied by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council and the bond charge will range depending on the size of the bin.
As with the recycling collections, you will be required to complete a contract and duty of care before your service can commence.
NB: Please use the example of a Example of completed Waste Transfer Note/Duty of Care as a guide when completing the form.
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council provide a weekly collection service which is billed on a quarterly basis; please contact us for further information
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council can look at your waste stream and advise on trade recycling opportunities.
These services can reduce your waste and collection costs whilst helping your company to become green.
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Trade Recycling Collection
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council offers a number of options for businesses wishing to dispose of their waste.
Purple bags are available for mixed recycling including recyclables such as paper plastic bottles and packaging, food and drink cans, tetra pak (juice cartons), Aluminium foil. Mixed recycling can be placed into an official purple commercial recycling bag and placed on the kerbside for collection. Recyclables placed in other bags will not be collected.
If you produce large quantities of mixed recycling a 660 litre blue wheeled recycling container can be provided to store and collect the recyclable material.
Cardboard can be bundled or flat packed within a box no larger than 3 cubic feet. To place out for collection you need to purchase official Merthyr Tydfil CBC Blue and White vinyl sticky tape and place 360 degrees around the bundle, then place out on the specific collection days.
If your business produces a lot of glass then a 240 litre designated glass container can be provided and emptied on a specific glass collection day.
If your business generates food waste on a regular basis Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council can provide you with either a 240 litre or a 49 litre designated food waste container in which you can place special compostable bags containing your food waste (food waste recycling bags can be purchased from Merthyr Tydfil CBC, alternatively you can wrap your food in newspaper). A smaller container will be provided to place in the kitchen to collect the food waste before placing this into the larger food recycling bin.
For information on storage options, collection frequencies and prices please contact commercial services on 01685 725138.
The collections are weekly or as and when required depending on volume generated.
This is not only good for the environment; it will also help reduce the amount of waste generated and reduce the cost of your refuse collection.
As with the refuse collections, the trader will be required to complete a contract and duty of care before the service can commence.
NB: Please use the example of a completed Waste Transfer Note/Duty of Care as a guide when completing the form.
Trade Waste - Duty of Care
The law requires that all waste generated by a business or commercial operation is dealt with properly. As a business owner you are responsible for the proper containment and collection of all business waste, in order to comply with the "duty of care" (Reference Environmental Protection Act 1990).
Trade waste includes all waste generated by the following kinds of organisations:
- Any kind of business or profit-making organisation (including trading arms of charities)
- Homes for the elderly
All of these organisations have a Duty of Care by law to ensure that their waste is properly:
- disposed or recycled
For more information regarding the Duty of Care, please contact the Environment Agency on 08708 506 506
If your business waste is found to be illegally dumped anywhere, you could be prosecuted and could face a fine of up to £20,000 or six months in jail.
Please use the useful links to the right of this page for further information.