Reduce My Rubbish
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All businesses have a legal ‘Duty of Care’ to dispose of their waste responsibly. Your business should:
From 1st October 2020 single use plastic straws, cottons buds and stirrers are banned in England. Guidance on how this applies to businesses can be found here.
Business waste is accepted at Thetford, King’s Lynn, Dereham, Ketteringham, Mayton Wood, Hempton and Caister recycling centres, for a charge. This service is designed to be cost effective for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and is available Monday to Friday only. More information can be found in our Trade Waste leaflet.
Waste can be accepted from any premises used wholly or mainly for trade or business, or for sport, recreation, education or entertainment. This also includes waste from gardening and building work carried out on a domestic property, if the person carrying out the work is not the homeowner.
You will need to have a waste carriers licence to use this service (see below).]
Items accepted as business waste:
Items NOT accepted under the business waste service:
Some local councils and private business will offer a business waste collection service, if you choose to consider these as a disposal or recycling outlet for your waste you may wish to consider the points below for discussion.
‘Upcycle your Waste’ is a new international three year-project brought to you by Norwich BID and Interreg.
This ambitious, Europe-wide project has Norwich as one of only two cities involved representing the UK.
The project aims to get 20% of our collective pre-existing waste stream upcycled. Norwich Bid wants to support your business in reducing its costs, by handling and transforming your waste into new resources. The project is entirely free to participate in, and they are looking for as many businesses as possible to get involved; as it looks at ways Norwich’s business community can reduce it’s impact on the environment, creating a circular economy in the region.
The first phase of the project will be a 20 minute phone interview, to evaluate your business barriers and drivers for upcycling. In this initial phase of the project, Norwich BID need 100 businesses to take part. The more businesses they can speak to, the better they can plan for how we can use our wasted resources to benefit the community and the planet.
If your business would like to be involved please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.