Business and Commercial Waste and Recycling Services

Trade Collections

Construction Waste

All businesses have a duty to organise and pay for regular waste collections. A business can be requested by the Environment Agency to show evidence of what provision they have in place for their business waste collections and may be subject to legal action if they do not have appropriate plans in place.

As a business you must deal responsibly with any waste your business produces in England. This is known as your 'duty of care'. View the GOV.UK information on 'duty of care' .

Business waste includes any waste that comes from:

  • Any commercial activity - including any you run from your home. 
  • Construction. 
  • Demolition. 
  • Industry.
  • Tourism.
  • Agriculture.

Business waste may not be disposed of at either Afton Marsh or Lynnbottom Recycling Centres. See below for details of commercial vehicle permit and disposal charging.

Commercial waste collection services and charges

Collection charges for commercial waste will vary depending on the size of container used and the frequency of collection.  Our waste contractor (Amey) provides commercial waste and recycling collections on behalf of Isle of Wight Council and can provide commercial bins in the following sizes:

  • 240 litre;
  • 660 litre;
  • 1,100 litre.

Transporting Business Waste

If you transport waste as part of your business then you will need to register with the Environment Agency.  Register your business online. From January 2014 it became a requirement that any business that normally transports their own waste must register as a lower-tier waste carrier to comply with recent changes to the England and Wales Waste Regulations. Registering in the lower tier normally costs nothing and lasts indefinitely. Businesses do not have to renew their registration unless their situation changes but could face a fine of up to £5,000 if not registered.

Registration is usually free for charities.

For more information and guidance on transporting please visit the GOV.UK website .

Commercial Vehicles Using Recycling Centres

Lynnbottom Recycling Centre has been redeveloped and extended to provide a specific Commercial Waste Recycling Centre (CWRC) for businesses to pay to deposit their waste. This will be a distinct and separate part of Lynnbottom.  Full details of this new facility are available by clicking here.

If you are a resident who wishes to dispose of your household waste at either centre using a van, pick-up truck, commercial type vehicle or vehicle with a trailer, you can currently do so.

However, a commercial vehicle permit scheme will be introduced in June 2017 for residents who use vans, vehicles with trailers, pick-up trucks and commercial vehicles who wish to deposit household waste at either Lynnbottom or Afton Marsh. Full details of this new permit are available by clicking here.

Residents who wish to dispose of their household waste in any standard vehicle not listed above will not require a permit.

Our aim is that the permit scheme will reduce the misuse of our sites by traders and other commercial users. Until the scheme is introduced, residents do not need a permit to visit the sites with their household waste in a van, commercial vehicle or with a trailer.


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