Commercial waste disposal

You must register before using Hazel Court Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) to dispose of your commercial waste, regardless of whether you will use the site regularly or as a 'one-off', including if you are using a hire vehicle. Once registered, you must clearly display a window sticker in each vehicle you have registered.

register for commercial waste disposal

Please allow 10 days for your application to be processed and your vehicle sticker(s) to arrive by post.

You will also need to carry a valid waste carrier's licence from the Environment Agency. We will not allow you to use the site without this licence.

Dispose of commercial waste at Hazel Court HWRC

When you have registered your business with us, you are entitled to use our waste disposal facilities at Hazel Court HWRC.

Please note that you can only dispose of commercial waste:

  • between Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 4.30pm (it is not accepted at weekends)
  • at Hazel Court HWRC (it is not accepted at Towthorpe HWRC at any time)

Types of commercial waste we accept

Before visiting Hazel Court HWRC, please check whether we can accept the types of waste you want to dispose of.

We cannot accept:

  • waste electrical equipment (for example: computers, TVs)
  • asbestos
  • gas cylinders
  • fluorescent tubes
  • fridges and freezers
  • chemicals

We can accept:

  • 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

Procedures to follow when disposing of commercial waste at Hazel Court HWRC:

  • you must stop on the weighbridge so that we can weigh your vehicle each visit
  • you must wait at the weighbridge until we give you your transfer note
  • we will check the unloaded weight of your vehicle so that we can apply the correct charges for your waste

A site attendant will advise you on the procedures you must follow.

Note: We will charge you for 1,000kg of non-recyclable waste if you fail to follow these procedures.

Business waste disposal and the law

If you bring business waste to either of our Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) and attempt to dispose of it as household waste, you are 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 will take enforcement action against any business which ignores their waste disposal responsibilities under the law.

A fair trading environment

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

We will take action against those who ignore these requirements and seek to gain advantages by not doing so.

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