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Commercial waste

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The business waste and trade waste collection service for Wimbledon, Mitcham, Morden and Merton.

Whether you work in a shop, an office, a warehouse, a school or college we can provide a commercial waste and commercial recycling service tailor made to your needs. Benefits include:

  • a competitively priced service to meet your needs
  • scheduled collections
  • a range of containers (bag or range of containers)
  • a commercial recycling service and
  • advice on ways to reduce, reuse and recycle your waste.

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Extra collections

If you are expecting extra trade and in turn likely to create additional recycling and waste, simply contact us to discuss, and we will do the rest.

Commercial services

We also offer the following commercial services to all schools, offices, shops and restaurants, and industrial estates across the Borough.

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Your duty of care

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 places a duty of care on all businesses to manage and dispose of their waste responsibly. Your business rates do not include the cost of your recycling and waste disposal. You must ensure your rubbish is collected by an authorised waste carrier. You should keep a copy of your waste transfer paperwork for a minimum of two years.

This means waste from commercial premises should not be:

  • placed in household bins,
  • taken to a council managed recycling site,
  • or taken to a household waste recycling centre.

Duty of Care - a non direct debit will cost £160 per annum

Did you know...?

It is an offence to put recycling or waste from a business into a public recycling bank, no matter how small the amount.

Businesses could be fined up to £50,000.

Your legal responsibilities

Bulky waste collection

We offer a collection service for bulky items, such as office furniture. This is a chargeable service which is £99 per item. We also offer a building/land clearance at a minimum charge of £199 For further information, contact us.

Free electrical collections

You can also book a free collection of waste electrical items through 123 recycle for free. Book a collection by ringing the freephone number 0800 085 1050. They will collect items from your work premises and members of staff are welcome to bring in unwanted electrical items from home to make the collection as sustainable as possible.

Online payments

If you would like to discuss any issues with your invoice or payment methods, please contact our debt recovery team on 020 8274 5955 (all calls are treated confidentially)
You can now pay your invoices online using our online payment page.

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Contact us

Commercial Waste
Waste Services Section
63 -69 Amenity Way.
Morden
SM4 4AX

Tel: 020 8545 4012 (Mon - Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm)
An answer phone will take your call at other times
Fax: 020 8545 4756
Email: commercial.waste@merton.gov.uk

This page was last updated on Wednesday 13 August 2014