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Collections for Businesses

Council offer a free weekly kerbside collection service for small business to dispose of cardboard that is then recycled.

Who can use this service?

Small businesses in high density business zones that do not already have private cardboard collection arrangements in place.

Small businesses can present up to 0.25m3 of flattened cardboard. Businesses that generate volumes in excess of this will need to make arrangements for private collections. 

Cardboard must be placed on the nearest serviced kerb ready for collection by 6pm but not before 3pm on their designated collection day. 

What will be collected:

Neatly stacked cardboard only (staples, tape and wet cardboard are ok)

What will not be collected:

  • Wax boxes (eg. fruit and vegetable boxes or milk cartons)
  • Soiled boxes (eg. covered in food, paints or oils)
  • Plastic or polystyrene (eg. shopping bags or courier delivery pouches)

To prepare cardboard for collection businesses have been asked to flatten and bundle their cardboard and tie with string or nylon (not wire or cable) or to put flattened cardboard in another cardboard box.

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