General commercial waste collection
East Northamptonshire Council offers businesses a way to safely and legally dispose of their commercial waste through a pre-paid commercial waste sack service in partnership with contractor Kier Street Services. The service is designed to be fair for everyone - all businesses pay a charge for each sack of waste they put out for collection, so are only charged for the amount of waste they generate.
How to use the service
The service uses high quality orange sacks designed to safely contain waste. The sacks have a capacity of approximately 90 litres. The sacks are clearly marked as being provided by the Council. This means that our contractors can easily identify commercial waste and will collect it knowing the service has been paid for.
There are no restrictions on how many sacks are used, provided they are put out for collection on your scheduled collection day no later than 9:00am. If you don't want to put sacks out each week, you could just put them out as and when you fill them, provided this is on your collection day.
If you currently use standard dustbins for your waste, you can use the sacks to line the dustbin. Our contractor will remove the sack from the dustbin upon emptying.
For customers disposing of cardboard, pre-paid binding tape is also available. The cardboard boxes should be flattened and secured together in a bundle using the tape. The tape must be put completely around the bundle so that the ends meet making it secure for safe and easy handling. Alternatively, cardboard boxes can be flattened and put in our orange sacks.
What types of waste can be collected?
We can collect most wastes associated with the normal running of a business They will need to fit into the orange sacks (apart from cardboard when you use the binding tape) and weigh less than 20Kg. Typically the commercial waste we collect consists of paper and cardboard, glass, plastics, small metal items, cans, biodegradable kitchen and canteen waste and mixed municipal waste.
We do not collect hazardous or liquid wastes such as engine oil or cooking oil, acid, chemicals, paint, sharp objects or clinical waste so advise customers not to place these items out for collection. We also advise customers that if they have any unusual items for collection, to let us know in advance to ensure we are able to collect them.