Commercial Waste


Businesses must make their own arrangements for the collection of their waste as waste collection is not covered by business rates.

Waste generated as a result of commercial activity can neither be recycled, nor disposed of, using the recycling and waste services provided to households (i.e. pink sack, clear sack, black sack or blue food waste bins). Neither can the Household Waste Recycling Centres be used as this would be in breach of the site license and may be an offence in itself. If you are a business requiring a commercial waste collection then a range of contractors providing commercial recycling or waste collections can be found in telephone directories under ‘Waste Management’ or ‘Recycling’. 

Veolia provides a full range of recycling and waste services to commercial customers including;

  • Sack collections
  • Wheelie bin collections - from 240L, 360L, 660L and 1100L
  • Food recycling bins
  • Glass recycling bins
  • Paper & card recycling bins
  • REL (Rear End Loader) skips - 8, 12, 14 and 16 yard capacity
  • Roll-on/off (hooklift) skips - from 20, 35 and 40 yard
  • Hazardous waste collections
  • Compaction equipment

For further information or a quotation please contact Veolia’s Commercial department (all services are subject to site survey and availability). You can see a selection of the collection bins available from Veolia in our Commercial Waste Containers leaflet.

Telephone: 0203 5673358 or 0203 5673362


Alternatively to find your nearest licensed waste site where you can recycle or dispose of your business waste please visit the commercial waste directory

Commerical Waste Directory Disclaimer

  • This is a selection of companies and organisations that Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is currently aware of. The details contained in this directory are for information only - we are unable to recommend or endorse any particular company. Other companies may be available.
  • Businesses and individuals should carry out their own due diligence to establish a contractor’s suitability for the work they require. Remember that under the Duty of Care (Environmental Protection Act 1990) regulations there is a responsibility to check that whoever collects waste is licensed to do so and is disposing of it legitimately. For more information please see our Duty of Care Leaflet or see the GOV.UK website
  • This list was correct at the time of its production (updated October 2012). Southend-on-Sea Borough Council cannot be responsible for any changes to the company details provided on this list.

Please note that any unlawful deposition of business, commercial or trade waste at either of Southend’s Household Waste Recycling Centres is considered an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and person(s) responsible may be prosecuted and fined up to £50,000 and/or receive a custodial sentence of up to 5 years upon conviction. For further information regarding your legal responsibities please see the Further pages below and our Duty of Care leaflet.

Page last updated: 22/11/2017