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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).  For information on charges see the Documents section.

There is a public weighbridge open from 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm Saturday.  The maximum size limit is LGV2.

Kirkstall Road Waste Transfer Station

Businesses can recycle and dispose of waste at Kirkstall Road Transfer Station.  For information on charges see the Documents section.

There is a public weighbridge open from 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm Saturday.  The maximum size limit is LGV1.

Business waste collections
The Council currently contracts 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.  

You may qualify for free disposal of your waste if you are a charity, find an application form in the Documents section.​​

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