Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Your local council may offer collection and recycling services for some business waste. There are also many private waste contractors that offer this service. You can find a waste contractor near you by using the NetRegs waste directory.
Materials that you intend to recycle or recover are still likely to be classified as waste. You must ensure that you comply with your waste responsibilities.
The Duty of Care affects all businesses. You must make sure:
Some materials and equipment that you can recycle may be classified as hazardous/special waste. For example some waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) must be segregated from other WEEE. For example:
Carefully segregate clinical waste from any waste that you are going to recycle. Clinical waste requires specialist treatment and disposal. You should not mix it with waste for recycling.
Identify the types of waste that your business produces. Consider how you can keep this waste to a minimum and what can be recycled. Encourage your staff to contribute ideas.
You may be able to get your waste catering oils reprocessed into biofuels such as biodiesel.
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