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Commercial waste collection with Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council operates its own commercial waste collection services in connection with Veolia. The council offers commercial waste collection services for general non-hazardous waste and recycling across Birmingham. However, there are certain items that they do not collect, including:

  • Acids
  • Batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Gypsum
  • Paints
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Screens
  • Waste oils

If you require specialised collection services, there is no need to worry, as numerous providers in Birmingham can assist you. Please see below for more information on commercial waste collection providers in Birmingham.

Unlike other commercial waste providers operating in Birmingham, the council is a not-for-profit that does not charge VAT on its waste collections. For more information, visit Birmingham Council’s Commercial Waste Services page.

Commercial Waste Disposal with Birmingham City Council

In addition to Birmingham County Council’s commercial waste collection services, they also offer commercial waste disposal at the following sites:

  • Sutton Coldfield: Norris Way, Sutton Coldfield, B75 7BB (Max vehicle weight 3.5 tonne)
  • Tyseley: James Road, Tyseley, B11 2BA
  • Kings Norton: Lifford Lane, Kings Norton, B30 3JJ
  • Castle Bromwich: Tameside Drive, Castle Bromwich, B35 7AG

To dispose of your commercial waste at these locations, you must make an appointment by calling 0203 567 3915 between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). For more information on using these sites, visit Birmingham Veolia Recycling Centres.

Businesses using these sites will be charged a deposit fee of £78 to deposit waste at the site.

⚠️ Businesses transporting their own waste must be registered with a waste carrier licence. Register for a carrier licence here.

Birmingham City Council’s Energy Recover Facility

The commercial waste collected is processed on the outskirts of Birmingham at their energy recovery facility in Tyseley.

Using the energy recovery facility (ERF) that Veolia built for Birmingham council in 1996, they aim to convert commercial waste that cannot be recycled into electricity.

Utilising its incinerator facility, Veolia operates a two-stream plant, each boiler specifically designed to process 23.5 tonnes of waste per hour. The facility is equipped with a turbo-generator that exports 25MW of electricity, which is sold on the National Grid, to financially benefit the city.

Additionally, the ERF recovers several thousand tonnes of ferrous metals annually, contributing to the recycling process.

Source: Veolia – Birmingham Energy Recovery

Commercial waste collection services in Birmingham

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Commercial waste collection providers in Birmingham

Since Birmingham City Council provides local business collection services, few local providers offer commercial waste collection services. However, there are several local commercial waste providers in Birmingham that offer specialised waste collection services across the area.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Environmental Concern</a></h3>

Environmental Concern

Environmental Concern provides commercial waste services to businesses throughout the Birmingham Area. With over 20 years of experience in the waste management industry, they offer collection and disposal services for hazardous waste, commercial electrical waste, IT and data destruction, lead batteries, and gas cylinders.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RC Rubbish Removal</a></h3>

RC Rubbish Removal

RC Rubbish Removals offers commercial waste collection within 30 miles of Birmingham. They aim to respond within 24 hours of calling to collect rubbish, with access to sites all across the Birmingham area. They offer a quick, reliable service and aim to recycle as much commercial waste as possible.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Midlands Metal & Waste</a></h3>

Midlands Metal & Waste

Midland Metal & Waste offers commercial scrap metal collection for businesses across Birmingham. They collect all types of metal waste and sort and take these to recycling centres across the West Midlands. They also provide commercial waste bins to store your metal waste easily.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">B&M Waste Services</a></h3>

B&M Waste Services

B&M Waste Services offers commercial waste collection across the West Midlands. They have a depot in Birmingham that provides waste collection services for commercial food waste and business electrical waste, among others.

National commercial waste collection providers operating in Birmingham

Three of the largest commercial waste providers extend their services to businesses in Birmingham, leveraging dedicated local waste facilities. Below, you’ll find relevant information about their service offerings and locations:

Veolia’s commercial waste collections in Birmingham

As previously mentioned above, Veolia works in conjunction with Birmingham County Council, and together, they are striving to achieve a 70% recycling rate by 2040. Because of its partnership with Birmingham County Council, Veolia operates the council-run waste transfer sites above.

Veolia helps some of Birmingham’s biggest businesses, including Intu Merry Hill in Dudley, which is the largest shopping centre in the West Midlands, boasting an impressive array of over 200 retailers.

Faced with a challenge involving multiple waste management providers at the facility, Intu Merry Hill sought Veolia’s expertise to assume control of waste management operations on-site.

Leveraging their recycling facilities in Darlaston, Veolia meticulously devised a new service that encompasses all necessary waste management aspects for Merry Hill. With dedicated account managers and regular weekly meetings, they have already achieved a remarkable 10% increase in recycling rates. This initiative has also heightened user awareness, generated overall cost savings for businesses, and elevated the quality of services provided throughout the site.

For more information, see our guide to waste management in the retail sector.

Source: Veolia – Intu Merry Hill

Biffa’s commercial waste collections in Birmingham

Biffa provides commercial waste collection services throughout the entire West Midlands region. They operate numerous sites, one of which is situated at The Foxyards, Bean Road, Birmingham DY4 9AQ.

In the West Midlands alone, they have processed over 400,000 tonnes of recyclable plastics.

Some of the services they offer to Birmingham include hazardous waste treatment and collection, skip delivery, unplanned commercial waste disposal and commercial food waste collection.

The First Mile commercial waste collections in Birmingham

The First Mile extends its waste collection services throughout Birmingham, offering recycling, dry mixed recycling, junk removal, and confidential waste collection services.

In the UK, the overall recycling rate hovers around 45%. Regrettably, Birmingham lags behind, with its recycling rate currently standing at 21%.

The First Mile is dedicated to assisting Birmingham in raising its recycling rate, exemplifying its commitment to a zero-to-landfill approach.