Commercial waste and recycling collections

Our trade waste service for businesses

We provide waste and recycling collections for businesses. 

We can help you meet your responsibilities under the Waste (Scotland) Regulations, passed on 9 May 2012. Find out more about the regulations on the Zero Waste Scotland website or contact us.

Contact us for more information about our services.

Waste collections

This is all waste that cannot be recycled.

Paper

This includes newspapers magazines, unwanted mail but not envelopes,shredded paper, telephone directories, other types of white paper.

Confidential paper

All waste considered to be confidential paper.

Dry Mixed Recyclates (DMR)

This includes

  • plastic bottles
  • cardboard drinks cartons
  • cardboard
  • clean aluminium foil
  • empty aerosols
  • food tins
  • cans
  • envelopes.

Food waste

This includes all food waste.

Glass

All glass bottles and jars.

Community Recycling Centres

Trade waste customers can take waste and recycling to Seafield or Sighthill recycling centre. Contact us to add this option to your existing trade waste contract.

Seafield Recycling Centre
Fillyside Road
Seafield, EH7 6RD

Sighthill Recycling Centre
Bankhead Avenue
Sighthill EH11 4EA.

Open from 8am-7.30pm Monday to Friday and 8am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Bulky collections

We offer one off collections for large bulky items, excluding fridges and freezers.

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