We operate the largest commercial waste collection and disposal operation in Glasgow. Our Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre uses a mix of mechanical and biological technology to extract valuable recyclables and generate renewable electricity from residual waste.
Glasgow has ambition to become one of the most sustainable cities in Europe. Having declared a climate emergency in May 2019, the city is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
We offer a wide range of services including:
We collect the following waste types:
Commercial Wheeled Bins
Our wheeled bins and containers come in a range of sizes from 240 litres to 1280 litres capacity. The 660, 1100 and 1280 litre bins are manufactured from pressed steel and sizes upwards of 500 litres have lockable lids that ensure the security of the waste and minimises spillage.
To discuss your requirements, arrange or amend your wheeled bin service please contact Commercial Services.
Trade Waste Sacks
Where space is limited, trade waste sacks can fulfil business requirements. We can provide you with trade sacks for general waste and dry mixed recycling (DMR).
Businesses are reminded that Glasgow City Council operates a strict policy that waste is only permitted on the public domain for up to 1 hour each day. Commercial Services customers must adhere to the collection hour that was originally advised for each waste stream. More information is available here.
Sack collection days and times can be found by using our Interactive Map.
On your presentation day and time:
Sacks will be delivered within 3-5 working days, where possible.
If you would like to find out more about our bin collection or trade waste sacks services, please Email us or call on 0141 287 4221 for assistance.
If you are a new customer and would like to find out more about trade waste sacks or the bin collection services we offer, then please email our Commercial Services or call 0141 287 4221 for assistance.
Alternatively, you can apply by completing our Online Form. Once we have your order, an officer will be in touch to discuss your service requirements in more detail.
Charitable organisations who can provide evidence of 100% business rates exemption receive a 50% discount for general waste collections only. All other waste streams are charged at standard rate. Once an account has been created with exemption status, the organisation can also use the weighbridge free of charge to dispose of items.
We also offer the following services which are listed below:
Commercial Bulk Waste Uplift
We can also dispose of larger items that are not suitable for the normal disposal system e.g. old furniture and office equipment. The quote will be calculated based on prices available in the Book of Charges [445kb].
Major Events (Waste Management Plan)
Processing Recyclable Material
For further details of this service or any of our other commercial services please contact Commercial Services.
Recycling Office Furniture and Equipment
In accordance with the Duty of Care Regulations contained within the Environmental Protection Act 1990 all waste customers are required to complete a new duty of care transfer note each year.
The charge for this document will be discussed with you and noted on your first statement.
Since 1 January 2014, the Waste (Scotland) Regulations have been in force. All organisations operating in Scotland, big and small, should be recycling their plastic, metal, glass, paper and card or risk a fine. Most food businesses will also have to recycle their food waste.
For more details on this and what it means for your waste collection service, please email Commercial Services or call 0141 287 4221 for assistance.
Information on the legislation can be found at the Zero Waste Scotland website.