Commercial Waste

Commercial waste is any waste or recycling produced by a business. Whether you operate out of a shop, warehouse, office, restaurant, van, or your home, you need to make sure you are using the right waste containers and have your waste collected by a licensed waste carrier. 

Your Legal Obligations

Legally, you must recycle and dispose of your waste safely and securely. This means separating out paper & cardboard, metals & plastics, and glass. If your business sells, prepares or distributes food, and you produce more than 5kg of food waste each week, you must also separate this for recycling. This requirement is called your Duty of Care, and is part of the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012. To show you are complying with the law, your waste contractor should provide you with a waste transfer note.

Dundee City Council's Commercial Waste Service

Our service can provide a tailored solution to suit your company’s specific waste disposal needs wherever you are located in the city. We have a proud record for recycling, and offer businesses the opportunity to minimise their waste disposal costs and maximise their recycling efforts whilst ensuring they meet their waste management responsibilities.

We offer three main methods for presenting commercial waste for collection. To discuss your requirements, arrange, or amend a service, please contact us.

Phone:    01382 433710 (option 4)

Wheeled Bins
These can be used for each of the separated recycling waste types and non-recyclable (general) waste, and provide a secure and efficient storage option. We offer a range of sizes, from 140 litres to 1100 litres, and collection frequencies to suit your business needs.

Additional bags presented outside of wheeled bins will not be collected.

Waste Sacks
Where space is limited, commercial waste sacks offer a more compact and flexible option for non-recyclable (general) waste collections. These are provided in rolls of 50 or 100 and are subject to a delivery charge.

When presenting commercial waste sacks for collection, these must be fastened securely to prevent the escape of any waste, and no other waste outside the bag will be collected.

Commercial Skip Hire
We can provide roll-on/roll-off skip containers in 20, 30 and 40 cubic yard capacities. These can be delivered to any suitable location throughout the city for disposal of the following waste types:

  • Non-recyclable (general) waste;
  • Recyclable waste including:
    • Cardboard
    • Paper
    • Plastic
    • Wood
    • Metal
    • Green Waste