Commercial Waste

Inverclyde Council provides an integrated commercial waste collection recycling and disposal service to businesses throughout Inverclyde which ensures our customers are compliant with all current legislation and can also help them to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste.

The service is operated through a specialist fleet of vehicles that provide reliable, responsive and cost effective services for all our customers. Support and advice is provided from our Commercial Waste section helping you to manage your waste in the best possible way.

We can offer you a free zero waste compliance visit and no obligation quote, with the added benefit of our commercial waste collection services being outside the scope of VAT.

To arrange a visit or to discuss any of your commercial waste requirements please contact the Recycling Helpline on 01475 715901.

See below for the current fees & charges valid until 31 March 2025.

Bin Size

Cost per collection














Trade waste sacks  x25 

£44.11 +vat

The Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012

The Scottish Government’s Waste (Scotland) Regulations places certain requirements on Local Authorities, businesses and not-for-profit organisations to ensure that recycling services are of the highest quality and that they help Scotland to achieve its goal of  becoming a zero waste society

The Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 require your business to take the following actions:

  • from 1 January 2014 your business must present metal, plastic, glass, paper and card separately for collection
  • from 1 January 2016 all food businesses which produce over 5 kg of food waste per week must present it for separate collection
  • it will be illegal to dispose of food into the public sewer, for example, by using a macerator.

If you remain unsure about any aspects of the regulations and how they will impact your organisation you can also contact the Business Energy Scotland Helpline on 0808 808 2268.