Arranging business waste collections

For business waste facilities provided by Somerset Waste Partnership, see our business waste services page.

Unlike household waste and council tax, waste collections are not included in business rates. Costs depend on the type of waste, the containers used and frequency of collection.

By recycling some of your business waste, you may save money and be fulfilling your ‘Pre-treatment regulations’. Landfill Tax, which is levied on refuse, is increasing each year and is now £86.10 per tonne. This means that landfill is an expensive option and other options including recycling are better for the environment and for your books.

Somerset Waste Partnership provides charged for collections for businesses if requested, through our collection contractor. However, we recommend you shop around to compare prices and services to get the best deal to suit your business.

There are a number of licensed waste management companies who provide commercial waste and recycling collection services in Somerset. There are also listings in Yellow Pages and similar directories.

The table below shows a number of companies that offer recycling and refuse collections to businesses in the Somerset area.

Somerset Waste Partnership does not recommend any particular supplier.

ContractorMaterials accepted
Kier Environmental Services
01256 365143
Paper, confidential waste, cardboard, container glass, food and drinks cans, plastic bottles, textiles, food waste, metals, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Refuse. Batteries, books, cables and wiring, cds, ink/toner cartridges, mobile phones, video tapes, shredded paper.
Viridor
01823 721400
Paper, confidential waste, cardboard, container glass, cooking oil, food and drinks cans, plastic bottles, textiles, wood, food waste, metals, hazardous waste, WEEE. Refuse Garden waste, fluorescent tubes, batteries, construction/demolition waste.
Biffa
0800 307307
Paper, confidential waste, cardboard, container glass, food and drinks cans, plastic bottles, metals, hazardous waste, WEEE.  Refuse. Cans in dry mixed recycling service. Mixed metals – skip service only.
Bottleman
01297 21719
Paper, cardboard, container glass, food and drinks cans, plastic bottles, food waste. Mixed plastics, plate glass.  Please note: food waste service only has limited coverage.
Byteback IT Solutions Ltd
0117 3706456
IT equipment recycling and data destruction.
Commercial Recycling 01749 830889Builders waste, commercial waste, farm plastic, glass, paper, cardboard, metal, green waste, mixed plastics, wood waste, WEEE. Contact direct for full details.
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Devon Contract Waste
01392 361300
Clinical, sanitary, medical, sharps, confidential waste, food waste, glass bottle, green waste, hazardous waste, mixed commercial, Paper and cardboard, plastic recycling, WEEE.
DS Smith – Recycling Division
0800 7831831
Paper, confidential waste, cardboard, container glass, food and drinks cans, plastic bottles, textiles, wood, metals, hazardous waste, WEEE. Refuse. Dry mixed recycling collection now available.
J W Waste Recycling Ltd
01761 479444
Paper, cardboard, container glass, food and drinks cans, plastic bottles. Refuse. Polythene acceptable either as a separate stream or in mixed recycling collections.
M&J Bowers
0800 0276255
Paper, confidential waste, cardboard, textiles. Office clearance, secure document destruction on and off site. Please note: cardboard is only taken if a paper contract is in place.
Perry’s Recycling
01935 850111
Paper, confidential waste, cardboard, polythene film, rigid plastics, cans, plastic bottles, metals, wood,  WEEE items, fluorescent tubes, batteries, vending cups, beverage cartons, glass bottles, printer cartridges. Provision of storage containers, balers and compactors available.
Skip Hire Services
0203 7013804
Skip hire.
Stone – IT Asset Disposal
08448 22 11 22
IT equipment recycling and data destruction.
UK WEEE Recycling

01963 362020
Secure data destruction and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
Veolia Environmental Services
0845 6060460
Paper, confidential waste, cardboard, container glass, food and drinks cans, food waste, plastic bottles, wood, metals, hazardous waste, WEEE. Refuse. Dry mixed recycling collection now available – paper/card/plastic/cans.
Wellington Waste Management
01823 664628
Skip hire.

If you operate a recycling or refuse collection service to businesses that covers Somerset and would like to be included above, please email us or phone 01823 625700.