Business waste

We do not provide a business waste collection service.  We are able to arrange a commercial waste collection service for businesses, but we would charge an additional administration fee.  It is likely to be more cost-effective for businesses to arrange their own waste collections.

Duty of care

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 places an onus on businesses and other organisations (other than householders) who produce waste to:

  • ensure that the waste they produce is suitably contained whilst awaiting collection so that it does not get blown away causing litter
  • ensure that the waste they produce is collected by a registered waste carrier and disposed of at a licensed site

Where to get advice and guidance on commercial waste disposal

You can find useful help and advice on commercial/business waste disposal on Oxfordshire County Council's website.

You can check if a collection company is registered or a disposal site is licensed with the Environment Agency Environment Agency This link will take you to an external website... by telephoning 08708 506 506.  This system of licensing is designed to prevent waste being fly tipped in areas such as county lay-bys.

Skip hire

The council does not hire skips but you can search for skip hire companies in your local telephone directories.  Don't forget, if you are a business placing a skip on a road you may need a permit. Check with Oxfordshire County Council.

Last reviewed: 13 - 06 - 2013

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