Commercial waste and recycling collections

The trade waste service has stopped

We do not provide a trade waste service. We will no longer be selling stickers for cardboard or sacks but we will continue to uplift them until your stock of them runs out. 

What you need to do

You must make sure that you have a waste collection provider to legally dispose of your waste. 

You must not use household waste bins to dispose of the waste from your business. If you do this you will be fined.

There are a lot of waste collection providers in Edinburgh. You can search for “trade waste” or “waste disposal” online. You can also visit the Business Resource Directory and search under "other materials" and select the types of waste you have. 

You can find information on how to comply with your legal Duty of Care at Resource Efficient Scotland. 

Why we are making the changes

Stopping the service was part of the 2016/2017 budget savings plan because it didn't make enough money to cover running costs. To cover these it would have meant increasing the charges to customers in an already competitive market place.

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