Business recycling and waste

Any waste produced in the course of trade or business is classed as business waste and as such arrangements for its collection or disposal should be made with a licensed waste contractor as this is now a legal requirement.

Click here to find out more information about the law on business waste

Monmouthshire Council currently offers two main services for commercial waste:

  • The provision of bags for either residual or recycling waste which are collected as part of the normal rounds for our waste collections
  • The provision of wheeled bins which are collected as part of a separate commercial waste service on a frequency decided by the customer.

We recommend our wheeled bins over business waste sacks in that the refuse is held in an enclosed container until the time of collection; controlling problems of spillage, windblown litter, and disturbances caused by animals.  The bins are on wheels making them easy to manoeuvre and the larger containers are lockable.

Collection Service

For all commercial waste enquiries:

Recycling Charges

Type of collection Price (£)
Red bag £0.69 per bag (i)
Purple bag £0.69 per bag (i)
Glass recycling box 44 litre £27.84 Per Annum
Glass recycling 240 litre Wheelie bin £8.76 per collection

i) A minimum purchase of a roll applies (£18.04).

You can recycle your cardboard by purchasing our cardboard recycling tape (£7.99 per roll of tape). Just wrap a bundle of cardboard in the recycling tape.

Waste Collection Charges

Bin Size (Litres) Bin Specification (mm) Cost per Lift
1100 Litres (holds 18-20 refuse sacks) 1250 x 1370 x 980 £25.05
660 Litres (holds 10-12 refuse sacks) 1250 x 1310 x 720 £19.07
360 Litres (holds 4-5 refuse sacks) 880 x 665 x 1100 £15.88
240 Litres ( holds 3-5 refuse sacks) 1062 x 573 x 715 £12.63
80 Litre Trade bag N/A £2.78
i) The Duty of Care Transfer Note is provided to customers for an annual cost of £31.96. To comply with your legislative duty you must have a Duty of Care Transfer Note.
ii) On signing a contract you will also be required to pay a bond, the amount of which will relate to the number of bins and lifts per week that you have. The bond will be returned in full when the contract ends, providing the account is paid in full and bins are returned undamaged.

The customer is billed three months in advance, or to the start of the next billing period if you are new to the service.

Business Recycling Collection

Most waste can be recycled within the business red and purple bags which will save you money compared to rubbish disposal.

Business Waste Collection

The provision of wheel bins and trade bags are collected as part of a separate commercial waste service, on a frequency decided by the customer. The service is for general rubbish only. Please be aware that any specific waste, for example, oil, clinical waste, or building rubble must instead be removed by a specialist contractor.

For commercial customers that do not produce enough waste to warrant having a wheeled bin, or who do not have a site suitable to house a wheeled bin, we have a business waste sack collection available.

In order to use the business sack collection service you must register at the Community Hubs.  Where they are also available to purchase, for £2.78 each.

Click here for the leaflet of what goes in the red and purple bags

Alternative Disposal

Facilities are available at Llanfoist and Five Lanes for the disposal of business waste.  This waste is chargeable and must be weighed in over the weighbridge.


  • Llanfoist: 01873 854604
  • Five Lanes: 01633 400013
*Please be aware that the community hubs can no longer take cash payments. Payments can be made via card or cheque.

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