Commercial Waste Management Discussed by 1st Choice Waste Management
Commercial waste is also known as business, industrial, construction, agriculture or trade waste is any waste material generated from any sort of commercial or business activity. 1st Choice Waste Management is an expert in Commercial Waste Management and can help your business reduce the amount of waste it produces whilst ethically disposing of your waste in the most environmentally friendly way possible. We are a fully licensed and certified waste management business and will work alongside you to ensure your waste is disposed of efficiently and in line with all UK guidelines.
What is commercial or trade waste?
Commercial or trade waste is produced from a commercial operation including waste from works sites, repairs, construction, improvements or demolition. It is illegal for any business to dispose of their waste through any domestic waste facilities including household kerbside collection bins, street bins or local community recycling centres.
What constitutes commercial or business waste?
The UK Government states that commercial waste is; ‘Any waste which comes from a commercial activity is classed business waste. As an example, if you use your home as a base to run your business then any waste from that is classed as business waste. Business waste can come from:
This information is sourced here.
How much does it cost?
The price you pay for commercial waste management will vary depending on the type and amount of waste you need to dispose of. If the waste you produce is recyclable then a good waste management company like 1st Choice waste will recycle it. Any waste which needs to be disposed of in landfill is more costly as your waste management company will need to pay for it to be disposed of.
1st Choice Waste Management in the North East has its own waste management site and we take the impact of waste on the environment very seriously. Our facilities are set up to take a wide range of commercial and industrial waste meaning the absolute minimum goes to landfill.
We offer commercial waste management services for a multitude of different waste materials and 1st Choice Waste Management can support the needs of your business. We commit to working alongside you to understand your businesses waste and we will work to help you to reduce the amount of waste your business produces which will save you money on your waste disposal in the long run
Our transfer station ensures that whatever your requirements are, our team can process the waste that your business generates and we use our biomass boiler wherever we can to generate electricity which feeds back to the grid.
Biomass energy is a renewable energy source generated from natural or once-living material. Materials that generate biomass energy include; wood pellets, wood, branches, roots, grass clippings, manure, crops and so forth. The materials are burned in a biomass boiler and the chemical energy which is created is released as heat, thus biomass. Biomass can provide energy back to the grid for homes, businesses, communities as well as creating steam which can drive wind and tide turbines.
Biomass is an extremely versatile renewable energy source as it can be used to generate both heat and electricity, it can be used in combined heat and power units and also as liquid fuel for the automotive industry.
Where are licensed disposal sites located?
1st choice Commercial Waste site is based in Warrenby, Redcar, Cleveland and is conveniently located for businesses in the North East to safely and efficiently dispose of the waste they produce.
You should always follow the correct procedure when you transfer waste yourself and you can find more information about this here.
Where can you dispose of your business waste?
Business and commercial waste must be taken to a waste transfer station which is licensed to dispose of waste. The waste will be weighed and a charge made for its disposal.
1st Choice Waste Management Group is a reputable fully licensed and certified waste management company who have been in operation for over 10 years. We are highly efficient at disposing of all commercial and business waste safely and ethically.
We offer a waste brokerage service which means you can earn money back from disposing of your waste, saving you and your business time and money in the process. We are based in the North East and support business waste in Middlesborough, Redcar, Teesside and the surrounding areas.
What happens if commercial waste is disposed of incorrectly?
The UK government takes a very dim view of business waste which is not disposed of correctly or safely and fines of up £80,000 have been issued for illegal disposal.
In the UK around 27 million tonnes of commercial waste goes into landfill every year and we all have a social responsibility to dispose of the waste we produce in an environmentally friendly way and 1st Choice Waste management can help you with this.
We will manage your waste, not only saving you a lot of time and money but also to help your business reach its environmental goals.
What is hazardous waste?
Hazardous waste is waste which is considered to be damaging to humans, animals and the environment. Hazardous waste can include:
- Fridges and Freezers which house harmful substances which are ozone-depleting substances to make them work efficiently
- Hazardous waste containers
Materials or solutions which have codes with an asterisk (*) indicate it is hazardous waste and this means there are specific requirements which need to be followed when disposing of it. As a business, you must make sure hazardous waste produced or handled by your business in England causes no harm or damage.
You have responsibilities known as your ‘duty of care’. You must also meet extra requirements depending on whether you’re a waste.
You can find out everything you need to know here.
What you can bring and how much will it cost to dispose of your business waste?
At 1st Choice Waste Management, the cost of disposing of your waste is based on the weight and type of material you are disposing of and the price reflects the operational running costs of our waste site.
Recyclable waste is cheaper to dispose of, however, it has to be pre-sorted into the different recycling types available on site for the cheaper price to be applicable. Mixed loads are charged at a non-recyclable rate.
You can bring non-recyclable/general waste, soil and rubble, green waste, scrap metal, wood, plasterboard, cardboard and commercial fridges/freezers.
Commercial Waste Facts
In England, an estimated 37.9 million tonnes of commercial and industrial waste was generated in 2017. This information was sourced from (startups.co.uk)
Due to increasing taxes and other prices, business commercial waste management costs can amount to around 4 to 5 per cent of a company’s turnover according to the Chartered Institute of Procurement. This information was sourced from (cheaperwaste.co.uk)
In the UK we have some of the worst recycling levels in Western Europe and one of our goals at 1st Choice Waste is to change this for the better. Everything we do is working towards the European Union target for the UK of recycling 50% of all waste produced by 2020. Our pledge to our customers and the environment is to always prioritise recycling before any of our other services as we know that recycling is the one thing to stop pollution of our land and oceans.
Our Waste Services:
- Waste Management
- Waste Processing
- Recycling Services
- Waste Brokerage
- Biomass Waste Energy
Our waste processing facilities are based in the North East and we have over 10 years experience in the waste management industry. Over this time we have refined our waste management processes to ensure we are environmentally friendly and have a minimal environmental impact.
All commercial and business waste which comes to our site in the North East is efficiently sorted by our experienced team following our strict commercial waste recycling processes to ensure landfill minimisation which reduces the need for more landfill sites. Landfill sites contain rubbish which has chemicals in which seep into the groundwater and soil. These chemicals have a devastating impact on wildlife and our water sources which will, and are impacting the crops we grow, animals grazing and our food and water sources. Landfill waste decomposes over thousands of years and emits harmful methane gas which is twenty times more potent than carbon dioxide and a major contributor towards global warming.
We are a fully licensed and certified waste management company with efficient and effective waste processing methods, making our waste services environmentally friendly which helps to negate the environmental impact which comes from commercial and business waste.
We follow all of the UK’s waste regulations and our affordable waste solutions will remove the stress and time needed to manage your commercial waste yourself as well as our waste brokerage services enabling you to earn money back from the waste your business produces.
We are a registered waste broker and our established and reputable brokerage services ensure your business makes money from the waste you produce. We aim to be the most competitive in and we offer you money back for your business waste.
Why choose our Services?
- To reduce the cost of your waste management and monetise the waste your business produces
- We are a sustainable and environmentally friendly waste solution
- We offer a range of waste brokerage solutions
- To reduce your businesses carbon footprint by ensuring your waste is disposed of in the most environmentally friendly way
- You want a trusted, reputable, efficient and reliable waste management service
- You have different types of waste you need to dispose of
- You require a bespoke waste solution
- You need to understand the waste outputs across your business and, or sites through waste audits and reporting
- You require a waste planning service
- You want to work with a customer-focused, waste management service
- You want to improve your waste efficiencies and reduce your waste costs
- You want to work with an expert waste management business that has a unique and specialist approach to waste best practice
- You require a flexible waste management agreement which allows change to your waste services according to your businesses needs
We process an extensive range of waste to fit your business needs and requirements and we will work alongside you to ensure you are disposing of your business waste in a green and environmentally friendly way.
Your waste will be sorted at our waste transfer station and this means all materials that can be recycled will be. Recycling is at the heart of our waste management operation and our state of the art biomass boiler burns any suitable waste materials to produce biomass energy which feeds back to the main electricity grid making it a highly effective and green energy source.
We can tell you about the services we offer and how you can benefit from the waste your business produces. We will work alongside you to help you to reduce your waste output and we will offer you a bespoke waste management service to suit you and your business, whatever your waste needs and this is what sets us apart from “waste collection” only companies.
Ben works for the marketing team at 1st Choice Waste Management, he has a passion for marketing and helping businesses to grow.