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:
- as a 'one-off'
- using a hire vehicle
You must clearly display a window sticker in each vehicle you've registered.
Allow 10 working days for us to process your application and your vehicle sticker(s) to arrive by post.
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:
- from Monday to Friday
- between 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
- garden waste
- window frames
- scrap metal
- bathrooms and kitchens
- general rubbish
Commercial waste we don't accept
We don't accept the following types of commercial waste:
- electrical equipment (for example, computers, TVs)
- gas cylinders
- fluorescent tubes
- fridges and freezers
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.