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Trade and business waste

Find out how to dispose of business and commercial waste.

Important note: It is illegal for businesses to dispose of their waste (free of charge) at Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Do you know where your business or commercial waste ends up?

In Calderdale, businesses can only dispose of trade waste at:

  • Halifax Transfer Station, Lee Bank, Ovenden Road, Halifax. HX3 5PN.

If you have a business, you need paper work to show:

  • How much waste you create.
  • Where it ends up.
  • How often it is collected.

All businesses must have:

  • Individual business or commercial waste contracts;
  • or documents that detail their waste and recycling management.

Calderdale MBC does not collect trade waste from businesses. However, there are many providers around Calderdale who can pick up your waste. They can be found online.

For more on how to reduce your business waste, please see: Environment and sustainability.

For more about this, please visit: Dispose of business or commercial waste (GOV.UK).

Be aware that:

  • There is a minimum charge of £69.56 plus VAT per visit. (This fee is reviewed each year.)
  • No construction waste is allowed, such as brick, rubble or similar.
  • You must hold a current Waste Carrier License (GOV.UK).
  • You must supply two copies of a Waste Transfer Note that states:
    • What the waste is.
    • Where it is from.
    • Where it is going.

General non-recyclable and green waste is accepted. Note: Special waste is NOT accepted.

For more details, please visit: SUEZ Businesses.


Halifax Household Waste Recycling Centre
Lee Bank, Ovenden Road
United Kingdom

Opening hours

Day Opening hours
Monday 8am to 4pm
Tuesday 8am to 4pm
Wednesday 8am to 4pm
Thursday 8am to 4pm
Friday 8am to 4pm
Saturday 8am to 12 noon
Sunday Closed

Please note: Waste disposal may be accepted outside of these times, if arranged in advance.

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