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Trade waste at HWRCs

When using the Trade service, please consider visiting later in the day if possible. Our HWRCs are seeing a high demand and processing the trade service at peak times may take longer.

Duty of care for traders

A valid Waste Carrier’s Licence or Waste Carrier exemption (if applicable) is a legal requirement to carry waste - you will be asked to produce this document by a member of staff. Licences are available from the Environment Agency. You may be refused service if you are unable to produce the appropriate documents.

There is a vehicle weight limit of 3.5 tonnes at all sites. Larger vehicles cannot be accommodated.

The site supervisor has discretion over the quantities that can be disposed of.

How to use the service

Please pre-sort your waste before arriving at the site.

Your vehicle containing the waste will be weighed using the on-site weighbridge upon your arrival.

On departure your emptied vehicle will be weighed again.

You will be charged according to the weight and type of material. Payment must be by chip and pin credit or debit card. Cash is not accepted.

Trade waste fees

Favourable rates are charged for recyclable and compostable materials.

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Material0 to 80kg81 to 150kg

151 to 250kg

251 to 500kg501 to 750kg751 to 1,000kgOver 1,000kg (per tonne, pro-rata increase of 500kg)​
Hardcore and rubble£7£15£21£22£25£38£19
Garden waste£7£13£23£36£49£67£34
Plasterboard£17£30£46£89£129£171£87
Wood and timber£12£17£27£44£61£96£48
Mixed paper and card£5£11£15£16£28£33£17
General waste (excluding upholstered seating)£26£41£59£109£152£187£88
Upholstered seating£59£93£133£246£343£422£199

The following materials are all charged at £5 per load:

  • plastic bottles
  • mixed glass bottles and jars
  • food tins and drink cans
  • mixed textiles and clothes
  • scrap metal

This service is monitored with automatic number-plate recognition software (ANPR) and CCTV.

What is accepted as trade waste

Some items cannot be disposed of under the trade waste service. Other commercial waste management companies should be used for these items.

Accepted materials

We accept:

  • garden waste (such as grass, cuttings, plants)
  • inert waste (such as soil and rubble)
  • scrap metals
  • paper and cardboard (no secure facilities for confidential waste)
  • plasterboard and plaster (see restrictions)
  • timber and wood (including chipboard and MDF)
  • plastic
  • cans
  • textiles
  • glass
  • non-recyclable waste

Materials not accepted

We don't accept:

  • asbestos
  • clinical waste
  • engine oil
  • hazardous waste (such as chemical and radioactive)
  • motor vehicles and tyres
  • waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

For Urbaser trade waste service queries, call 01604 349975.

For any queries relating to the e-permit service, please call us on 0300 126 3000 or email [email protected].

Last updated 16 January 2023