Commercial waste collection restrictions

We have put restrictions in place to help prevent concerns over the anti-social impacts of storing waste on public highways in the city centre during busy periods.

Problems include: 

  • abuse by passers-by
  • increased risk of scavenging and infestation by pests
  • littering

Map of Area 1 and Area 2 streets

Commercial waste collection restrictions map

Businesses in Area 1 (Blue streets on map)

Your commercial waste can only be collected between 6am and midday and between 5.30pm and 8.30pm.

It is your responsibility to arrange with a commercial waste contractor for collections to take place within these time periods.

Where required by your commercial waste contractor, you may present your waste for collection for the morning collection period from 5.30am and in the evening from 5pm.

If your waste has not been collected by the end of the collection window, i.e. midday or 8.30pm then you must retrieve all your waste from the street.

Businesses in Area 2 (Green streets on map)

Your commercial waste can only be collected between 6am and 9.30am and between 5.30pm and 8.30pm.

It is your responsibility to arrange with a commercial waste contractor for collections to take place within these time periods.

Where required by your commercial waste contractor, you may present your waste for collection for the morning collection period from 5.30am and in the evening from 5pm.

If your waste has not been collected by the end of the collection window, i.e. 9.30am or 8.30pm then you must retrieve all your waste from the street.

Enforcement

We are committed to working with businesses and commercial waste companies to ensure that no waste is left on the streets outside the time frames specified.

If waste is mispresented, enforcement action may be taken under section 47 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

If you have any concerns or would like clarification on anything, please contact us.