Commercial waste

Businesses generated a quarter of the waste produced in England. In 2009 the Commercial and Industrial sector in England generated 47.9 million tonnes. 52% of this was recycled or reused and 24% was sent to landfill. (Source: Defra).

Reducing the amount of waste generated can save businesses money and reduce their environmental impact. We have developed these pages to help businesses understand their legal obligations when it comes to waste, take steps to reduce their waste and provide guidance when it comes to setting up recycling schemes at work.

The ‘Right Waste, Right Place’ campaign provides comprehensive information to help businesses comply with the law.

Please see the 'Information on Commercial waste' link at the bottom of this page for more information.

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Information on Commercial waste