Commercial waste collection refers to the collection and disposal of waste generated by businesses, including offices, retail shops, restaurants, factories, and other commercial establishments. Commercial waste can include a variety of materials, such as general waste, recycling, food waste, organic waste, oil recycling, hazardous waste and medical waste.

As a business owner, you are required to arrange for the collection and disposal of your own waste, either through a private waste collection company like Central Waste or through some specialised waste management services run by the local authority. Some businesses may also be required to follow specific regulations and guidelines for the storage, handling, and disposal of different types of waste.

Business waste collection is an important aspect of environmental management for businesses. Proper waste collection and disposal can help reduce the environmental impact of waste and prevent pollution, as well as help businesses comply with local regulations.

Types of Waste Collection Available to Businesses


General waste collection

This involves the collection and disposal of regular waste such as food scraps, packaging materials, and other items that cannot be recycled.

Recycling collection

This involves the collection and separation of materials such as paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, and metal, which can be recycled and used to make new products.

Food waste collection

This involves the collection and disposal of food waste, which can be composted or turned into animal feed or energy.

Organic waste collection

This involves the collection and disposal of organic materials such as food scraps, yard waste, and agricultural waste. These materials can be composted or converted into energy through anaerobic digestion.

Building and construction waste collection

This involves the collection and disposal of materials generated during the construction, renovation, or demolition of buildings and other structures. These materials may include concrete, wood, drywall, and other building materials and typically require large skips. 

How to find a suitable commercial waste disposal company 


There are several ways to find a commercial waste collection company for your business:

Research online

Search online directories or search engines for commercial waste collection companies in your area. You can also check with local business organisations or chambers of commerce for recommendations.

Ask for referrals

Ask other businesses in your industry or in your local area for recommendations for commercial waste collection companies they use.

Contact your local council

Some local councils offer specialist waste collection services or can provide you with a list of licensed commercial waste collection companies in the area.

Contact Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

You can check online to find people or businesses registered as Waste Carriers, Brokers or Dealers, allowing them to transport, buy, sell, or dispose of waste, in order to provide you with information about waste collection companies in your area.

When selecting a commercial waste collection company, it is important to consider factors such as the types of waste they can collect, their pickup schedule, their environmental practices, and their pricing. You should also check for any necessary licences or permits and confirm that the company is insured.

We are a Liverpool-based company established in 1977 specialising in providing a flexible and reliable waste management service to businesses throughout the Merseyside area. Contact us today or request a quick quote and our team.