Business waste services

UPDATE: Recycle sites are taking their usual materials, including those with charges and business waste. 


Not all recycling sites have facilities for the disposal and recycling of business waste. Businesses can pay to recycle and dispose of their waste at the following sites:

Contact site staff on arrival. For materials taken and prices, see:

SWP-Viridor Commercial Waste Services from 1 April 2021.

Hazardous waste items marked in red on the price list need to be accompanied by a Hazardous Waste Transfer Note.
You can download and complete a copy from GOV.UK

If you are in the building or allied trades, or are carrying waste on behalf of a third party, you must hold a valid waste carrier’s license from the Environment Agency.

For more information about sites and how to get a Waste Carrier’s Licence, see our frequently asked questions for commercial bring sites.  (March 2019).

For other enquiries on using sites, contact Viridor on 01823 422460.

Business users must comply with Somerset Waste Partnership’s vehicle and trailer permit scheme that aims to cut congestion. Business users do not need and cannot apply for permits.

These vehicles and trailers cannot be used at any Somerset recycling site from Monday 3 October 2016 (but see business user exceptions, below): van over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW); box van, Luton van; agricultural vehicle; horsebox; box trailer; trailer over three-metre floor length or with more than one axle; or any of the following vehicles while towing a trailer: vans, pick-ups, campervans, minibuses, Land Rover pick-ups.

Business users can bring commercial waste business sites using: van up to 3.5T GVW; pick-up with single or double cab; single-axle trailer up to three-metre floor length towed by a car, including estate, 4×4, people carrier; or car without trailer.

For information on arranging commercial collections, visit our arranging business waste collections page.

Perry’s Recycling depots at Showground Road, Bridgwater and Rimpton Road, Marston Magna accept the following materials free of charge if delivered pre-sorted:
• Paper,
• Cardboard,
• Polythene,
• Plastic bottles,
• Cans,
• Glass.

Viridor’s site at Martock also offers a similar service – please call 01935 823101 for full details.

Commercial Recycling Ltd offer a Trade Waste Recycling and Disposal Centre at Southwood Disposal Site near Evercreech, Shepton Mallet for the following materials:
• General commercial waste (loose and compacted),
• Construction and demolition waste,
• Soil,
• Site waste,
• Green waste,
• Plasterboard,
• Dry mixed recyclables (glass, cardboard, paper, metal, plastic etc),
• Farm plastics,
• Mixed plastics,
• Wood waste (grades A and B),
• Inerts inc. clay, hardcore, concrete, tarmac,
• WEEE (electrical) waste,
• Hazardous Waste (please contact head office for details).

For information on your legal responsibilities, visit our business legal responsibilities page.