General Waste Collection Services - Biffa

Sustainably managing your waste made easier 

We offer comprehensive sustainable waste management solutions, tailored for businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to well-established organisations. We specialise in business waste collection, commercial recycling, and responsible general waste disposal. Choose from scheduled or one-off collections, recycling initiatives, skip hire, and trade or integrated waste management options to meet your needs.  


Solutions fit for any organisation 

As one of the UK’s leading commercial waste collection companies, we have a solution to suit you whatever your size or sector

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For small to medium enterprises

Local cost-effective general waste collection and management near you, including support for recycling and dealing with difficult or hazardous waste.
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For large businesses and organisations

If you produce high volumes of waste, we can offer tailored solutions to reduce and create value from it. Our compliant and cost-effective services give you full control, help you to be more sustainable, and provide you the assurance you need.
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For local authorities

Our household waste division provides local authorities across the UK with a range of cost-efficient waste management services, from general waste and recycling collections to street cleansing.
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For waste transfer

Our waste transfer stations allow waste dropped off by local authorities and waste companies to be stored and sorted, before it’s moved on to larger sites for treatment at specialist facilities.

Common general waste disposal questions

  • Do I need a general waste collection contract? 
    If you are a business or organisation generating any type of waste then yes. Under UK law, you have a duty of care to store waste safely and to ensure it is collected and disposed of responsibly using a licensed waste carrier.
  • How do you deal with commercial waste?
    Agree a waste collection and disposal contract with a licenced carrier. Then sort and store your waste safely and securely in the bins or containers they supply for collection. You will need to complete a waste transfer note for each load of waste that leaves your premises.
  • How should commercial waste be disposed?

    Commercial waste should be stored in the sack, bin or container provided by your contracted, licenced waste carrier. Your bin or container must not be left overflowing; ensure that rubbish must not overhang, and is not stacked on top of or beside the binor container.
  • What is classed as commercial waste?

    Commercial waste is any waste that businesses or other organisations produce. The actual waste material is often not any different than that people produce at home. It's usually general waste or recycling, although recycling can be split into different types including carboard, glass, food, plastics etc.
  • What are the 5 types of commercial waste?

    There are five main types of commercial wastes: general, food, construction, clinical, and hazardous wastes. Commercial businesses may generate all five types of waste, so it's important to have a plan and a contract with a licenced waste contractor for disposing of each type safely.