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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. This list was correct at the time of its production (updated October 2012). Southend-on-Sea City Council cannot be responsible for any changes to the company details provided on this list.

Contact recycling and waste

Telephone: 01702 215006

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