Commercial waste and recycling
Our existing customers can look forward to improvements in the trade waste service. Currently the commercial waste team is promoting a recently introduced offer of at least a 25% reduction in the existing price of recycling collections. On behalf of the Environment Agency, (the Central Government Executive Agency responsible for safe guarding and regulating activities in connection with all aspects of the environment in which we live), we would like to thank existing customers who have opted to recycle, as this diverts waste from going into landfill sites thereby reducing omission of harmful greenhouse gases.
For information on how to present your commercial recycling and waste collection please click on the link below.
Commercial waste can also be taken directly to our approved waste transfer sites. Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA) operate two waste transfer stations for the disposal and recycling of commercial waste situated on the River Thames in South London, one in Wandsworth and the other in Battersea. Please call 020 8871 2788 or visit www.wrwa.gov.uk to find out about disposing of your commercial waste at these waste transfer stations, please note that there may be a minimum load requirement. Alternatively to arrange a special collection you can contact the cleaner greener hotline.
There are several licensed specialist waste carriers operating within the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, some are listed on the page linked here.
There are several categories of waste. However all types of waste need to be stored in appropriate containers and collected safely. All businesses must have a Duty of Care Document relating to the commercial waste and /or recycling they produce in order to show that they are aware of their responsibility for the storage, transfer and disposal of their waste and that a formal audit trail exists.
For more information on different types of waste and recycling, please see our list of » Commercial waste specialist companies in H&F or follow the link below for further information on types of waste such as listed here:
- hazardous waste (link to City of London website)
- clinical waste and incontinence waste for residents
- commercial recycling sack and container collections
- compactor skip licence
- recycling and refuse collections for residents
Commercial container collections for both waste and recycling are available seven days a week. All wheeled council containers are clearly labeled with our signage and should be stored within the curtilage of the customer's property for collection. Full access including a dropped kerb for larger bins, where appropriate, is required to enable the councils contractor to empty the containers in accordance with this the contract agreed and signed up to by the customer. If you would like to enquire about taking out a container based contract, please contact the cleaner greener hotline and request a visit from our commercial waste officer alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org including the subject heading ‘Site Assessment Requests’ and your business contact details.
We collect trade refuse, recycling, bins and containers seven days a week.
Help us by correctly presenting and placing out your trade refuse and recycling at the agreed times and at the collection points specified in your agreement, the council can only collect cardboard as recycling if it is correctly presented. The correct way of presenting cardboard for recycling is in small tied bundles of flattened cardboard pieces with one business recycling bag attached to each bundle.
Also see Container specifications (pdf 1.2MB)
Commercial container collections for both waste and recycling are available seven days a week. All wheeled council containers are clearly labeled with our signage and should be stored within the curtilage of the customer property for collection. Full access including a dropped kerb for larger bins, where appropriate, is required to enable the councils contractor to empty the containers in accordance with this the contract agreed and signed up to by the customer. If you would like to enquire about taking out a container based contract, please contact the cleaner greener hotline and request a visit from our commercial waste officer.
Cleaner greener hotline 020 8753 1100
There are a range of new and simple ways that our customers can pay.
Monthly direct debit installments. To request a direct debit form to be sent to you contact email@example.com or call the trade team on 020 8753 3021.
Pay online - go to online payments and choose 'Other council invoices' from the list. You will need your TR account reference and your invoice number to make a payment online.
Problems with paying - for confidential advice and assistance contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Debt Recovery Team on 020 8753 1622 to discuss available options.
If your collection has not been collected as normal please call us on the cleaner greener hotline on 020 8753 1100 to report it. Our call centre staff will record details of any complaints and enquiries, passing these on to our contractors for action. When calling please include as much information as you can to assist commercial waste team in establishing the reason for your collection not occurring as scheduled.
Please note however that the normal collection schedule remains unchanged on all bank holidays except during the Christmas and New Year holiday period, when collection days will change. Information about each year's Christmas and New Year collection arrangements will be provided in the council's own free newspaper, h&f news, in local newspapers, on council noticeboards and on our web pages.
Most customers have already told us that their waste and recycling collection requirements may alter from time to time, owing to changing trading conditions etc. Because waste fluctuates, we offer a flexible service that allows customers to increase or decrease their collection service every three months. This helps to lower your costs and provides our contractors with the right information for ensuring that all waste and recycling is collected on schedule. To revise your contract up or down please call the trade waste team on 020 8753 3021 or email email@example.com and request that a commercial waste officer visits in order to advise on your waste output and collection requirements.
If you have a special event or decide to have an office clear out, you may find that you have extra waste for one or two weeks only. The council offers a pre booked special or bulky commercial waste service, catering for all requirements that is flexible and is competitive in price. Please call our cleaner greener hotline and ask to book a special refuse and recycling collection.
Waste that is not collected by an authorised collection company or disposed of at a waste transfer station and that is placed out onto the public highway may cause an obstruction and have to be removed under clear all. To find out more about the law and waste please read the leaflet information provided by the Enforcement team.
You can recycle many office items like furniture or arrange for a specialist recycling contractor to take bulked quantities of recycling such as quality papers. For information about other service providers and charitable organizations that could assist you in diverting waste from landfill or help in a charity to raise money contact the cleaner greener hotline.
Items that are not collected by an authorised collection company or disposed of at a waste transfer station and that is placed out onto the public highway may cause an obstruction and have to be removed under clear all. To find out more about the law and waste please read the leaflet information provided by the Enforcement team.
If a long term interruption to your normal collection service in likely (perhaps owing to road works or construction activities that prevent access to your normal collection presentation point) the commercial waste team will investigate the problem and either temporarily suspend collections where it is unsafe for them to continue, or where possible, arrange an alternative collection point. No payments are made by way of compensation for non collection; however we are committed to resolving collection issues and are committed together with our contractors to identifying any problems and implementing the appropriate remedial action.
Contact the cleaner greener hotline, our call centre staff will record details of any complaints and enquiries, passing these directly on to our contractors for action. If the matter is not resolved please quote your reference log number in an email firstname.lastname@example.org
All of our customers have, under their duty of care document as a registered business, taken out a contact of agreement. The agreement for the removal of waste and recycling outlines the council's commitment to ensure the services provided and the business customer's commitment to storing and presenting their waste for collection.
There is a minimum of a three month termination period on all contracts you will need to request in writing and provide your account details and contact information.
Our contractors, working in partnership with the council, operate a "Clear All" approach to waste left out on public streets, twenty four hours a day specifically to keep the local environment clear of unsightly and potentially dangerous uncollected waste. However our enforcement team and street monitoring officers are equally committed to ensuring that those responsible for all illegally dumped waste are identified and prosecution of the offenders pursued wherever possible.
To find out more about keeping the streets clear of waste and helping to reduce public littering please visit the streets and enforcement pages. Any illegal waste should be reported to the street scene enforcement team on the cleaner greener hotline 020 8753 1100 or via the online report it form so it can be investigated and cleared.
The commercial waste team is dedicated to improving the quality of service provided to our growing number of business customers. It is important to understand what we are doing well and where improvements to our services could be made. If you are an existing business or would like to join our scheme but feel that we cannot offer you the collection arrangements you need, then we would like to hear your views. Please take a few minutes to complete our customer satisfaction survey.
For missed collections, fly tipping and other general enquiries about your waste collection service please call the
Cleaner greener hotline 020 8753 1100 (8am to 8pm Mon to Fri)
Other council service contact numbers (office hours 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri)
» Business Rates 020 8753 6316
» Planning 020 8753 1081
» Licensing 020 8753 1081
» Health & Safety 020 8753 1081
Markets and Street Trading 020 8753 2451, 020 8753 3089 or 020 8753 3562
Business Development Unit Sales and Offers 020 8753 3021 or 020 8753 3205
Page last updated: 05/04/2013