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What we collect
We collect commercial waste from businesses across Mid Devon. As the waste we collect is taken to an energy from waste plant, we cannot collect:
- Gas bottles
- Builder's waste
- Hazardous liquids e.g. paint, fuel
- Concrete (and similar waste)
- Fridges or freezers
How we collect it
We offer a wide range of wheeled bins from 240 to 1100 litres:
Wheeled bin capacity
Approximate dimensions (mm): height x width x depth
1060 x 580 x 740
1070 x 620 x 860
1200 x 1250 x 770
1400 x 1200 x 1080
For smaller businesses that do not have storage space for a bin or are low-volume waste producers, we offer coloured sacks for a pre-paid service. Please contact us to discuss a tailor-made service for your business.
Our prices are competitive and you won't be charged VAT on your waste collection. As every business is unique we tailor our service to suit your needs. Please contact us for a competitive quote.
We increase prices annually on 1, October each year.
We offer a flexible service and can collect your twice weekly, weekly, fortnightly and monthly – depending on the requirements of your business. We can also organise one-off collections for special events or bulky items.
We have wide experience of providing waste services to shows, festivals, fetes and other corporate events. Please contact us for further details and to discuss your requirements.
Duty of Care
As a business, you are required by law to ensure that the waste you produce is correctly transported and disposed of in line with Duty of Care legislation. You must have completed a Waste Transfer Note, which must be signed by yourselves and your waste carrier. We will provide you with the controlled waste transfer notice.
The Pre-Treatment Regulations 2007 highlights that all waste created by the commercial and trade industry must be sorted to filter out items that can be recycled. We can help you ensure that you comply with these regulations. For further information, see the Duty of Care regulations which gives environmental guidance for businesses. Please contact us to discuss your waste requirements or book a free waste audit.
Waste produced by businesses is governed by a Duty of Care and businesses are required by law to ensure that it's correctly transported and disposed of in line with the legislation.
Business Rates, unlike Council Tax for domestic properties, doesn't include a charge for collection and disposal of waste. As a business you're free to choose which waste service provider to use.
Your commercial waste is taken to an Energy From Waste Facility in Exeter.
Waste produced by businesses is classed as Controlled Waste. All businesses that produce, store, transport, and dispose of Controlled Waste are required to comply with a Duty of Care under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Generally this involves taking out a contract or agreement with a Registered Waste Carrier.
No, we only require a 3 month written notice to terminate a collection, a minimum period may be implemented on large contracts (large contracts have at least 10 bins)
Just let us know and we can adjust our service to suit your requirements.
There are no hidden costs – the price quoted is the price you pay. We don't charge separately for the Duty of Care notice, bin rental, admin or health & safety charges. VAT is not charged on your waste collection.
There are certain controlled waste products we do not collect: gas bottles, tyres, builder's waste, rubble, plaster board, asbestos, concrete and similar waste. Please contact us to discuss the disposal of these items.
No, as long as the bin can be moved by our operatives and lifted by the collection vehicle.
If you move within the Mid Devon area we will transfer your service to the new address and move your bin(s).