Yes, you can. Any business that transports or disposes of commercial waste will need to become a ‘registered waste carrier’. You’ll also need to keep written information about your waste disposal for a minimum of two years, and make sure you dispose of the different waste types according to UK rules and regulations.
The waste carrier license will cost around £150 a year, and on top of this you will have to factor in the costs of running a vehicle, the man hours involved, and the cost of actually disposing of the rubbish. It quickly adds up.
Given the amount of time, resources and money this can involve, many businesses opt to have their rubbish collected by an approved waste carrier.
In this video, Dan Tobin - Chief Revenue Officer for large marketing company MVF - discusses when they made the decision to have their waste collected, and how it has benefitted them in the long run:
‘Hiring an external company to manage our waste was, for us, something that just made complete business sense’