Chelmsford City Council

Commercial recycling and waste collections

If you run a business, you have a legal Duty of Care to manage any waste you produce correctly. This could be through recycling, treatment or disposal.


You can find more detailed information about your responsibilities on  GOV.UK.

We can help you dispose of your waste responsibly.

 

Contact us for a quote


We provide commercial recycling and waste collections to over 1,400 businesses in the Chelmsford area.

We can help you to:

  • reduce your business costs
  • improve your environmental performance
  • reduce your carbon footprint


We have:

  • a detailed knowledge of the local area and can respond to you quickly and efficiently
  • a dedicated customer care team on hand to answer your queries
  • no hidden charges. Our costs are inclusive of duty of care, administration charges and waste disposal charges and as we are a local authority, you will not have to pay VAT

 

Our minimum contract period is six months.

Sending materials to landfill comes at a cost, so by recycling, you can save your business money.

We charge per collection, regardless of how many bins you have or how big they are.

As a local authority, waste collections with us are VAT exempt.

The minimum contract period is six months.

Collection options

MaterialCharge per collectionMinimum collection frequencyMaximum collection frequency
Food wastePrices on applicationWeeklyContact us for details
Glass (bottles and jars)£6.50FortnightlyWeekly
Paper and card£6.50FortnightlyWeekly
Plastics£4.50FortnightlyWeekly
Tins and cans£6.50FortnightlyWeekly

We can collect your business waste up to six days a week. You can also arrange additional collections through our dedicated customer care team.

As a local authority, waste collections with us are VAT exempt.

The minimum contract period is six months.

Collection options

Bin sizePlastic bin bag equivalentBin collection chargeDisposal chargeTotal cost
Large - 1,100 litre18 bin bag£8.29£10.50£18.79
Medium - 660 litre11 bin bags£6.33£6.30£12.63
Small - 360 litre6 bin bags£4.95£3.43£8.38
Smallest - 240 litre4 bin bags£4.38£2.29£6.67

If a bin is not suitable for you, we also provide a prepaid waste sacks service. You can buy a roll of 20 sacks for £62.60, which includes collection. 

If you are interested in this service, you can contact us to find out more.

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