If you are trading as a business, then any waste that you produce is classed as commercial waste. As a trading business you have a legal obligation known as the “duty of care” regarding how you store and dispose of your rubbish. Under this duty you must:-
- ensure your commercial waste is not disposed of illegally or fly tipped
- ensure your commercial waste is disposed of by licensed contractor and that they hold a valid Waste Carriers Licence
- keep documentary evidence for a period of two years of how you dispose of your rubbish
Commercial Waste must not be disposed of in domestic bins and shop frontages must be kept clean at all times. Failure to comply with this can result in the Council issuing a fixed penalty notice
Removal of commercial waste
The council is not responsible for the removal of commercial waste; you must use a licensed waste contractor to remove your commercial, hazardous and special waste. Commercial waste collections are chargeable and do not form part of your Business Rates.
Find a licensed waste business
There are public registers available within England and Wales
you can use to find:-
• a business that can recycle or dispose of your waste
• a collection company to take away your waste
Removal of Commercial Waste in Chester City Centre
If you are trading as a business in Chester City Centre then you must place your waste out for collection between 8.30am until 10.30am each day.
If you put out waste outside these hours you will be served a notice telling you to stick to the timings. Failure to comply with this notice will result in a fined being issued.
Applying for a Waste Licence
If you need to transport, store, treat or dispose of waste you may need to get apply for a licence:-