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Waste and recycling

Commercial waste disposal at Hazel Court HWRC

You must register before using Hazel Court Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) to dispose of your commercial waste.

This applies whether you want to use the site:

  • regularly
  • as a 'one-off'
  • using a hire vehicle

Note: The maximum trailer size is 3 metres by 1.8 metres.

You must clearly display a window sticker in each vehicle you've registered.

Register for commercial waste disposal

Allow 10 working days for us to process your application and your vehicle sticker(s) to arrive by post.

If you are a charity, please apply using our charity waste disposal application form.

Note: You'll also need to carry a valid waste carrier's licence from the Environment Agency. We won't allow you to use the site without this licence.

Disposing of commercial waste at Hazel Court HWRC

After you've registered, you can use Hazel Court HWRC:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (the site is closed on Wednesdays)
  • from 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • not at weekends

Note: We don't accept commercial waste at Towthorpe HWRC at any time.

Commercial waste we accept

We accept the following types of commercial waste:

  • plastic bottles
  • glass bottles and jars
  • metal cans and tins
  • paper and cardboard
  • wood
  • garden waste
  • plasterboard
  • carpets
  • mattresses
  • window frames
  • scrap metal
  • doors
  • bathrooms and kitchens
  • general rubbish

Commercial waste we don't accept

We don't accept the following types of commercial waste:

  • hazardous waste
  • paint - consider donating to Community Repaint
  • electrical equipment (for example, computers, TVs)
  • asbestos
  • gas cylinders and fire extinguishers
  • fluorescent tubes
  • fridges and freezers
  • chemicals

Commercial waste disposal procedures

When disposing of commercial waste, you must:

  • stop on the weighbridge so we can weigh your vehicle
  • wait at the weighbridge until we give you your transfer note

A site attendant will advise you on the procedures you must follow, and we'll:

  • check the unloaded weight of your vehicle so we can apply the correct charges
  • charge you for 1,000kg of non-recyclable waste if you fail to follow the procedures

Business waste disposal and the law

Find out more about your business responsibility for commercial waste disposal.

If you bring business waste to either of our Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) and attempt to dispose of it as household waste, you're breaking the law and may be liable to a maximum fine of £50,000 (under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990).

We monitor all waste disposal at both our HWRCs.

We'll take enforcement action against any business which ignores their waste disposal responsibilities under the law.

Crime Not to Care

It's every householder's responsibility to ensure their domestic waste is disposed of responsibly.

Find out more about our #CrimeNotToCare campaign and how, if domestic waste is fly-tipped (even by someone such as a rogue trader who offered to take it away), the law states that the householder could be held responsible and face prosecution.

A fair trading environment

Our policy is to ensure a fair trading environment for local businesses. All businesses must register and pay to use Hazel Court HWRC.

We'll take action against anyone who ignores these requirements and seeks to gain advantages by not doing so.

Also see

NYC Waste

For HWRC permits and HWRC commercial waste disposal

Waste York, c/o North Yorkshire Council, Environmental Services, County Hall, Racecourse Lane, Northallerton, DL7 8AH

Telephone: 01609 532491