Our commercial waste service

It's our business to help you reduce waste and cut costs

Adur & Worthing Councils are an established local waste management carrier providing collections of general and recyclable waste for more than 30 years.

Up to 10 percent cheaper and VAT free


  • All inclusive pricing system with no hidden costs
  • Up to 10% cheaper than national competitors*
  • All collections are VAT free


  • Dedicated recycling service saving you up to 40%
  • Dedicated food waste collection service
  • Locally-based fleet
  • Optimised routes to maximise efficiency and reduce emissions


  • Scheduled and one off collections to suit your requirements
  • Compliant with UK and EU legislation
  • More than 30 years of experience
  • All delivered with our trademark excellent customer service

Through the expertise of our customer service and collection crews, we deliver waste management solutions to thousands of organisations with a professional and proactive approach.

We're proud of our track record which shows we are cheaper, greener and more trusted than other major competitors. We guarantee to work with your business to help find a waste solution that suits your needs.

There are no hidden costs, collections can be as regular as you like, and we're fully compliant with UK and EU legislation, helping your organisation meet all legal obligations and responsibilities.

If you have any queries you can contact our team on our local rate customer helpline.

So contact us today to find out how Adur & Worthing Councils' commercial waste team can work with your organisation:

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Get a quote

For a no obligation, competitive quote please contact us. One of our specialists will be happy to arrange a time to visit your business and discuss your requirements, and how we can help.

Your responsibilities as a waste producer

If you run a business you have a duty of care to ensure the refuse you produce is managed correctly.

This duty of care affects anyone who produces, imports, carries, keeps, treats or disposes of controlled waste, or as a waste service provider has control of such waste. This applies even if you run your business from home, or are a mobile trader.

The Business Rates you pay do not cover the management of the waste your business produces. If you employ a waste service provider you must ensure they are registered to dispose of waste.

For more information on your responsibilities as a waste producer please see:

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New rules for commercial waste management coming in March 2025

In October 2023 the Government announced the ‘Simpler Recycling’ reforms. Under the new rules almost all businesses - and organisations like hospitals and schools - must have separate food waste and recycling collections in place by the end of March 2025.

Small businesses with fewer than ten employees will have until March 2027 to comply with the new regulations.

Businesses already have a legal duty of care to store and dispose of their waste using a registered carrier, see:

The changes will introduce further controls on what and how their waste is disposed of.

Recyclable materials to be disposed of separately from general waste include:


  • glass packaging including bottles and jars


  • steel and aluminium tins and cans
  • steel and aluminium aerosols
  • aluminium foil
  • aluminium food trays
  • steel and aluminium jars and bottle lids
  • aluminium tubes


  • plastic bottles made of:
    • polyethylene terephthalate (PET, including amorphous, recycled PET)
    • polypropylene (PP)
    • high-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • pots, tubs and trays made of:
    • PET (including amorphous, recycled and crystalline PET)
    • PP (including expanded PP)
    • polyethylene (PE)
  • PE and PP plastic tubes larger than 50mm x 50mm
  • cartons for food, drink and other liquids, including aseptic and chilled cartons
  • plastic film packaging and plastic bags made of:
    • mono-polyethylene (mono-PE)
    • mono-polypropylene (mono-PP)
    • mixed polyolefins PE and PP
    • including those metallised through vacuum or vapour deposition (to be included from 31st March 2027)

All paper and card except:

  • paper and card that contains glitter or foil
  • paper that is laminated
  • stickers and sticky paper
  • padded lined envelopes
  • paperback and hardback books
  • wallpaper

The changes are intended to help to increase recycling rates and to reduce the amount of food waste going to landfill, where it releases harmful greenhouse gases. For businesses it may also help to reduce your waste bill as the cost of recycling and food waste collections are significantly lower than the disposal of general waste.

If you are an existing or new commercial waste customer and would like to know more about the changes and how we can help, please contact the Commercial Waste team:

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Page last updated: 19 March 2024

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