All businesses have a legal Duty of Care to make sure their waste is disposed of safely, appropriately and legally.

It is estimated that waste can cost businesses up to 4% of turnover; in some companies it can be as high as 10%. Local authorities may prosecute businesses that deposit their waste as household waste, either through household kerbside waste collections or at Household Waste Recycling Centres.

For information, tips and advice on increasing your profits by reducing waste, visit Oxfordshire County Council's commercial waste pages.

You can find guidance about your environmental obligations and more information on how to dispose of your waste on this Government webpage. Some Oxfordshire district councils offer trade waste collection services. For more information click on the links below:

Cherwell District Council

Oxford City Council

West Oxfordshire District Council

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse do not offer commercial waste collection services.