What can I find on this page?
This page will help to support
Northumberland businesses when considering the waste route
options available to them.
Find information on waste legislation and many links
and tips to help your business to reduce, reuse and recycle
more waste. In addition to this you may find that your
business can save money, whilst also supporting your local
Many companies / businesses are looking to become greener / more
environmentally sustainable and also to save money where they can.
It is hoped that by using the links on this page, including the
directories you will be able to choose the waste
routes that work best for your business, whilst perhaps supporting
the local community and local waste / recycling
enterprises and collection companies in your area. You might find
that you can do some of the following:
Save money, lower your carbon footprint,
reduce fuel costs, support the local community and overall be
more environmentally sustainable.
What happens to the
general waste collected
The Commercial Waste Service
includes the following benefits:
Many materials are
recycled. Please click here to find
Disposal of non-recyclables
at an Energy from Waste
plant. Please click here to find out more.
Landfill avoidance wherever possible.
Online waste directories
Resources, including posters for businesses
Posters for businesses to promote recycling
Please click on the icons to view- More posters coming
for a promotional poster / flier on battery recycling
Further posters and
resources can be found on the schools link page
This includes recycling
posters / signs, composting information and links to litter
Here are two examples from
the schools resources page- Please
click here to go to this page.
A waste audit is the most important first step in
setting up a waste
management plan for your business.
Try to break your assessment
down into more manageable sections,
- The quantity of waste that is being created by your
- The types of waste being produced by your
and then look at whether some
of these waste items -
- Could be prevented or reduced?
- Which items could be recycled?
- Which items could be composted?
- Which items should be disposed of in the general rubbish
- Which items need to be disposed of more carefully and are
- Which items have been effected by recent regulations and can no
longer be legally disposed of in the general waste stream?
Business waste legislation, licences and duty of care etc
Please click on the link
below to go directly to the Environment Agency website for
information on waste regulations, waste carriers licences and
further environmental information for businesses.
to the Environment Agency
Household Waste Recovery
(also known as the tip, dump,
Household Waste Recovery Centres in Northumberland can
not be used for the disposal of any
business waste. These sites are provided for householders to
dispose of their own household waste and are not licensed to take
To find out how your business can
safely dispose / recycle waste please use the links and
contacts on this page, including the online waste
Holiday accommodation waste
including holiday cottages, caravan sites etc.
What to put in your recycling bin
If you have a recycling collection from Northumberland County
Council you may like to print out the recycling flier for your
guest information packs / notice boards at your holiday
Please click on the flier to download.
Commercial Waste Service
Please click on the green leaflet front cover to find out about
the Commercial Waste and Recycling Service offered by
Northumberland County Council.
Please click here for further information on
Northumberland County Council Commercial Waste
Gardening businesses and horticultural organisations
GARDEN TOOL RECYCLING.
The Conservation Foundation’s Tools Shed recycles and repairs
garden tools in association with HMP Northumberland. Once they have
been refurbished in the prison’s workshops, they are given free to
school and community gardens. Businesses, horticultural
organisations which would like to recycle a number of tools (hand
tools only please, no petrol or electricity driven tools) are asked
to contact email@example.com
with “Northumberland tools” in the subject line and including their
contact details. Small quantities of tools can be taken to the
Tools Shed recycling point at The Alnwick Garden Plant Centre.
Website content: Please let us know the
things that you like and dislike about this webpage. Any
feedback or suggestions for improvement would also be much
appreciated. We do our best to keep information as up-to-date
as possible on this webpage. However, some things may be missed
from time-to-time. Please report any broken links or information
that you believe may be incorrect on this page to Lorna.Tingey@northumberland.gov.uk
The information provided on this page,
along with links to websites for further reading are provided so
that businesses can make their own informed decisions as to
what might be the best recycling/reuse options from their place of
work. Northumberland County Council does not necessarily support
the views/ideas of the companies, or linking websites listed in
this document. These links and contacts are purely provided for
your information and consideration. There may also be further
useful contacts through internet search engines.
Please e-mail additional links/contacts
to us for our consideration if you feel an important one has
been missed. Please e-mail these to Lorna.Tingey@northumberland.gov.uk