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Business waste

What should I do with my business waste?

Seacroft (East Leeds) Recycling Site

Businesses can recycle garden waste, cardboard, paper, timber, hardcore, rubble and soil, plasterboard and scrap metal. You can also dispose of your general and hazardous waste (freezers, fridges, televisions and fluorescent tubes). 

There is a public weighbridge open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 12pm Saturday. The maximum size limit is LGV2.

Kirkstall Road Waste Transfer Station

Businesses can recycle and dispose of waste at Kirkstall Road Transfer Station. 

There is a public weighbridge open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 12pm Saturday. The maximum size limit is LGV1.

There is a charge for the disposal of trade waste at both sites:

Trade charges, PDF, 1 page, 64kb


You may qualify for free disposal of your waste if you are a charity. Download our application form and return it to us to find out if you're eligible.

Business waste collections

Leeds City Council currently contract Associated Waste Management Limited (AWM) to collect our own business waste and they could collect yours too at the prices we pay. You need to contact them directly to set up an account and they will bill you directly for collection, recycling and disposal services. Other waste management companies are available locally providing similar services. You can contact AWM on 0845 4567 128.


Medical Waste Collection Service

We can provide a medical waste collection service for Leeds’ businesses. For information on the service and charges, please email the contact us section on this page. Please include your address and the details of the type and quantity of waste you require collecting in your email.

What help is there to manage my waste better?

Business waste handbook

We encourage all businesses to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste. Why not download our business waste handbook and get some practical advice on how to manage your waste? It could save you money. Our handbook will also tell you what your legal requirements are in relation to the waste you produce.​

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