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Business waste collections

Reduce the environmental impact of your business and save money with New Forest District Council's business waste and recycling services.

Business waste is everything your business owns, uses or produces that you wish to dispose of, and includes

  • waste produced while working at private households
  • waste produced by contractors working at your business premises
  • any waste produced from home based business activities

Business rates do not cover the removal of business waste and every business,  no matter how large or small, has a duty of care under Section 34 of the Environment Protection Act 1990 to ensure their waste is collected, treated and disposed of by an authorised waste service provider. 

How to arrange disposal of business waste

We offer a weekly, fortnightly or monthly collection service of recyclable business waste and general non-recyclable business waste, in plastic sacks or larger containers, depending on the size of your business.

A flexible 'pay as you throw' service is available for smaller traders or those based in the tourism industry

Recycling: we collect the following

  • paper and cardboard
  • tins, cans and aerosols
  • plastic bottles
  • mixed glass bottles and jars

Recycling material is collected in NFDC clear plastic sacks with red printing* or in larger 1100 litre containers. 

Sacks for business recycling can be purchased from any of our information offices.

Large items, for example cardboard boxes, can be flattened, and tied securely in a bundle (not exceeding 7kg) with an NFDC business waste recycling sticker attached.

Mixed glass bottles and jars are collected in 1100, 360, or 240 litre containers

   * if you are an existing business waste customer please note from 13th May 2019 we are issuing a new clear sack with red printing  for recycling and it is not necessary to affix a business waste sticker to these new sacks. However, if you still have 'old' clear plastic recycling sacks in stock, you may continue to use these but please attach a business waste recycling sticker to these sacks.

General waste: Business waste that cannot be recycled is collected in green business waste sacks which can be purchased from any of our information offices. Please note we do not have larger containers for general business waste, but if you wish to put your green business waste sacks in an 80 litre dustbin with a lid, we will remove them. 

Prices: For more information about our prices please see our adobe icon Business waste price list 2019-20 [47kb]  and our adobe icon Business waste collection guidelines [112kb]

For a no obligation quote please contact

Bank Holidays: Business waste and recycling collections remain the same on  Bank Holidays. Please put your sacks out as normal on your collection day

More information: please contact for a no obligation quote and further information about the services offered, or Customer Services on 023 8028 5000 or  online. 

You can find out what happens to business waste collected by NFDC by visiting our page on what happens to your recycling and rubbish.

Updated: 30 Sep 2019
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