Commercial rubbish and recycling

A high number of calls are currently being received regarding Trade Waste contracts. We apologise in advance if you experience any delay from us in responding to your query.

Trade Waste contracts update

We understand this is an extremely difficult and uncertain time for businesses across the Scottish Borders including those with a trade waste contract with us.

Our contract renewal process took place as usual this year with contracts and duty of care paperwork posted out in early March. 

For those businesses who have already returned trade waste contracts, stickers for your bins and recycling bags, where required, are currently on their way to you if you have not already received them. 

If you have not been in touch we have assumed that you are not in a position to return your contracts to us at this time, or no longer require a trade waste collection service from us. Please therefore be advised that services from your premises will be withdrawn as of Monday 4 May 2020. 

If you do still require a collection service, please ensure you return your completed paperwork as soon as possible or if you have not received such documentation, please contact us.

If you require any further information or advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact Trade Waste

Enquiries can be made to Business Support Trade Waste:

What we offer

We currently offer general waste, food waste and recycling collection services.

We would like to remind all commercial customers of the existing requirement for all waste and recycling to be presented by 7am on collection days.

Tailored collections

Contact waste and recycling to request a collection service that is tailored to:

  • the needs of your business
  • the amount of waste produced
  • the number of times you need your bin(s) emptied each week

We will try to design a waste collection service that meets the needs of your business and also give guidance on what can be recycled.

Commercial food waste collections

Find out how to arrange a commercial food waste collection for your business.

Duty of Care

It is the waste producers responsibility to provide the following information regarding type of waste produced and the economic activity that best describes their business.

European Waste Catalogue (EWC)

Under the Duty of Care, waste producers have a duty to classify and describe their waste correctly; this includes selecting the most appropriate six-digit European Waste Catalogue code.

Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities (SIC)

The United Kingdom Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities (SIC) is used to classify business establishments and other standard units by the type of economic activity in which they are engaged.

Commercial garden waste

Find out about commercial garden waste arrangements.

Farm plastics

From 1 January 2019, SEPA enforced a ban on burning most types of agricultural waste on farms.

Instead, farmers are expected to arrange for it to be managed and disposed of legally through a contractor.

We do not accept farm plastic for recycling through any of our services, as we cannot recycle the material and do not have space at our facilities.