Lithium battery fires

Lithium batteries have caused fires in the rubbish lorries. Please do not put batteries in your waste or recycling bin. All batteries (including lithium batteries from e-bikes and e-scooters and other re-chargeable devices) can be taken to the Reuse and Recycling Centre at Northumberland Wharf.

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Commercial waste

Any waste that comes from business activity is commercial waste.

If you are opening a business, you must register with a waste carrier. You must use special trade recycling or waste sacks or bins. 

You should never use household sacks or bins to get rid of commercial waste. This is illegal and could result in you being issued with a penalty.

We offer affordable commercial waste services to businesses in the borough.