Commercial waste collection
If you have a business you have a duty of care under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to store, transport and safely dispose of the waste that you generate.
Whether you use Lambeth's commercial waste service or another provider, you will need to pay for this service. Business rates do not include the cost of waste collection or disposal.
Waste and your Duty of Care
One of your obligations as a waste generator is to have a commercial waste contract with a licensed waste carrier. Failure to do so could result in enforcement action being taken against you or even lead to prosecution.
It is a statutory requirement that you document what you do with your waste and keep any waste transfer notes you receive for the disposal of your waste. You have a legal duty to make these records available for inspection and they must be retained for two years.
You can obtain further information from the Environment Agency or download the Architects Code of Practice.
Lambeth has a well established commercial waste section. We offer a variety of contracts at competitive prices including several types of container and collections at frequencies to suit your business requirements. Local authority commercial waste services are no longer subject to value added tax and our price list will remain frozen for the financial year April 2012 to March 2013.
We also offer commercial recycling services. For more information please contact us on 020 7926 9000 or email email@example.com.
We can help our customers to comply with their legal duty of care, assisting with the completion of records that you are required by law to maintain.
Our service standards
- We will ensure all businesses receive their scheduled collection
- We will put right missed collections within 24 hours (if you receive one collection per week)
- We will clean your bin once a year, free of charge
- We will repair or replace vandalised bins free of charge
Who to contact
To find out more about how we can help you, what we can offer or if you wish to arrange a visit, please contact us on 020 7926 9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also contact us to report a problem with your collection, including missed collections.