Appendix 2

Managing commercial bins on the highway: approaches across the UK

Council

Approach

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Waste and recycling bins, sacks and cardboard must be placed out on the street for collection on the agreed collection day and time.

If for any reason waste or recycling isn't collected within these timescales, businesses must bring it back in from the pavement or highway. 

The council will fine businesses £100 for leaving business waste or recycling out.

Collection times:

Time slot

Collected by

7.30am to 8.30am

10am (at the latest)

5.00pm to 6.30pm

8.45pm (at the latest)

Cambridge City Council

Section 47 of the EPA 1990 is used to deal with commercial bins on the highway. They tailor Section 47 notices to suit the business, i.e. collection times, bin location after collection, identifying businesses when in a large amount at one location, etc.

The Notice can be quite in depth and can be very specific as to their requirements. The Notice legally requires a business to provide and have the following arrangements in place:

         Type of receptacles (size, construction and maintenance of receptacle) as you do not have any receptacles to date, all your bagged rubbish must be contained securely and not left out on the footpath / highway prior to collection.

         All bags must be securely fastened avoiding spillage and fall out. NO black bags to be placed outside of any bins at any time.

         Number of receptacles required (how many of each of the above-mentioned receptacles)

         Number of collections you are required to have each week: (how many and when for each of the abovementioned receptacles

         Location where your receptacles should be placed for collection

         Location where your receptacles should be stored when not out for collection

         Any other requirements e.g. any pallets must NOT be left outside on the public footpath and must be returned into your premises or suitable arrangements made with your delivery companies.

         Cardboard waste: All cardboard waste must be securely tied together and placed out for collection by the litter bins and not to cause any obstruction to the footpath or passing traffic.

Public Litter Bins: Not to be used for commercial waste.

Camden Council

Eight areas of Camden have timed collections. Businesses in these areas must put their rubbish bags and containers on the road 30 minutes before the start of their collection time.

Camden Town collection times are 06:00-08:00, 18:00-20:00 and 24:00-02:00.

Seven Dials collection times are 09:00-11:00, 17:00-19:00 and 01:00-03:00.

Edinburgh City Council

Bins or bags of waste must only be put out for collection on streets during

  • 9.30am to 12 noon
  • 2pm to 4pm
  • 6.30pm to 11pm.

Within these times, waste is only allowed to be put out for up to one hour.

It is each businessesí responsibility to arrange when their waste will be collected with their waste collector.

If the waste remains uncollected, the businesses should remove it from the street, store it on their premises and contact their waste collector to rearrange collection.

Trade waste bins are not permitted to be stored on public land.

Food and glass are not allowed to be stored on street, so businesses should contact their waste carrier about alternative solutions.

All bags and bins must be clearly marked with the business name and collection time.

Waste may only be placed on the street when the business is staffed and not overnight.

Waste containers must be placed as near to the edge of a business' property as possible, whilst ensuring there is pedestrian access. Businesses must not block the pavement or road.

Glasgow City Council

Bins should be stored inside premises and presented at the kerbside on the allocated collection day.

Within the times stated in the tables, waste is only allowed to be put out on the public domain for up to one hour.

If the waste remains uncollected, the businesses should remove it from the street and store on their premises.

All bags and bins must be clearly marked with the business name and time of collection.

Waste may only be placed on the street when the business is staffed and never overnight.

City centre

General waste

Tuesday

07.30-11.00

17.00-23.00

 

Thursday

07.30-11.00

17.00-23.00

 

Saturday

07.30-11.00

17.00-23.00

 

Recycling

 

Monday

07.30-11.00

17.00-23.00

 

Wednesday

07.30-11.00

17.00-23.00

 

Friday

07.30-11.00

17.00-23.00

 

Sunday

07.30-11.00

17.00-23.00

 

 

North West, South and North East

General waste

Monday

07.30-noon

14.00-16.00

18.00-01.00

Wednesday

07.30-noon

14.00-16.00

18.00-01.00

Friday

07.30-noon

14.00-16.00

18.00-01.00

Saturday

07.30-noon

14.00-16.00

18.00-01.00

Recycling

Tuesday

07.30-noon

14.00-16.00

18.00-01.00 (no glass after 23.00)

Thursday

07.30-noon

14.00-16.00

18.00-01.00 (no glass after 23.00)

Sunday

07.30-noon

14.00-16.00

18.00-01.00 (no glass after 23.00)

Lambeth Council

Timed collections affect all businesses in the timed collection areas, whether waste is collected by Lambeth or any other waste management company.

There are five timed collection areas across the borough, with different times of collection for refuse and recycling.†

If a business uses bins which are stored on and collected from private land, timed collections do not affect how their waste is collected.

Businesses without a bin on private land, must use waste sacks.

Businesses cannot place a bin on public land.

An example: Clapham

Day

Morning

Evening

 

Rubbish

Monday

5am to 8am

5.30pm to 6.30pm

 

Tuesday

5am to 8am

5.30pm to 6.30pm

 

Wednesday

5am to 8am

5.30pm to 6.30pm

 

Thursday

5am to 8am

5.30pm to 6.30pm

 

Friday

5am to 8am

5.30pm to 6.30pm

 

Saturday

5am to 8am

5.30pm to 6.30pm

 

Sunday

5am to 8am

No collection

 

Recycling

Monday

5am to 8am

No collection

 

Tuesday

5am to 8am

No collection

 

Wednesday

5am to 8am

No collection

 

Thursday

5am to 8am

No collection

 

Friday

5am to 8am

No collection

 

Saturday

5am to 8am

No collection

 

Sunday

No collection

No collection

 

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

Businesses can only put their waste on the street at certain times of the day:

         Put bags out after 6pm and before 10pm on the evening of collection day.

         Put bins out after 9pm on the eve of collection and before 6am on the day of collection.

All wheeled council containers should be clearly labelled and stored within the curtilage of the businessí property for collection. 

Oxford City Council

Oxford City Council is committed to working with businesses and commercial waste companies to ensure that no waste is left on the streets outside the time frames specified.

If waste is mispresented, enforcement action may be taken under section 47 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Businesses in Area 1

Businesses can present waste for collection for the morning collection period between 5.30am and 6am and in the evening between 5pm and 5.30pm.

Businessesí commercial waste can only be collected between 6am and midday and between 5.30pm and 8.30pm.

It is the businessís responsibility to arrange with a commercial waste contractor for collections to take place within these time periods.

If the waste has not been collected by the end of the collection window, i.e. midday or 8.30pm then the businesses must retrieve all their waste from the street.

Businesses in Area 2

In some city centre streets, the council is removing all early morning commercial waste presentations and require all commercial waste to be presented for collection between 6pm and 7pm. 

If the waste has not been collected by the end of the collection window which is 7pm to 9pm, the businesses must retrieve all their waste from the street and store it back in their premises. 

It is the businessís responsibility to arrange with a commercial waste contractor for collections to take place within these time periods. If waste has not been collected by the end of the collection window, i.e. 9pm, then the businesses must retrieve all their waste from the street.

Southwark Council

It is no longer be permitted for trade waste bins to be stored permanently on the pavement, so if trade waste bins cannot be stored on businessesí own premises they must be removed.

Businesses will need to have a contract in place with a commercial waste collection service provider that is able to collect at the required times or arrange for their waste to be collected directly from premises at other times.

Businesses in the timed collection scheme area need to comply with the times for putting waste out for collection and arranging for it to be collected as set out below.

 

Put waste out

Timed collection

Morning

Between 8.00am and 9.00am

Between 9.00am and 10.00am

Afternoon

Between 6.30pm and 7.30pm

Between 7.30pm and 8.30pm