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Commercial waste collection providers in Leeds

Business owners in the Leeds area have a wide array of choices when it comes to commercial waste collection providers. Our business waste experts have summarised a list of the top local business waste providers covering the Leeds area.

<h3><a href="https://ekp11.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EPK 11</a></h3>

EPK 11

EPK 11 offers commercial waste collection services covering the Yorkshire and Humberside region. They provide rapid and responsive clearance services for various commercial needs, including business relocations, refits, or when vacating premises.

<h3><a href="https://www.thewasteteam.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Waste Team</a></h3>

The Waste Team

The Waste Team provides commercial waste collection services in Leeds, Wakefield, and the surrounding areas. They pride themselves on delivering a reliable and professional service, featuring a uniformed team and branded vehicles.

<h3><a href="https://www.yeswaste.com/sectors/construction/commercial-skip-hire/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yes Waste</a></h3>

Yes Waste

Yes Waste offers commercial skip hire services in Leeds, Bradford, and Wakefield. They will arrange for the disposal of various types of waste, including inert construction waste, wood, green waste, metals, plastics, and general commercial waste.

<h3><a href="https://www.sensawaste.com/commercial-waste-collection-in-leeds" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sensa Waste</a></h3>

Sensa Waste

Sensa Waste provides commercial waste collection services in and around Leeds, West Yorkshire. Sensa Waste Solutions strives to make the recycling process both cost-effective and easy to manage for all business customers.

<h3><a href="https://envirocraft.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Envirocraft</a></h3>


EnviroCraft offers commercial waste bins and collection services across some of England’s biggest cities. Envirocraft has a branch in Beeston, Leeds and provides a boutique waste service where each customer receives a dedicated account manager.

<h3><a href="https://www.premierwaste.uk.com/waste-recycling-services/general-waste-collection/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Premier Waste</a></h3>

Premier Waste

Premier Waste has an office on the Parkside Industrial Estate in Leeds and offers a full spectrum of waste services. It supports its clients through a program of “reduce, reuse and recycle” to help them meet environmental objectives and save money.

Commercial waste collection services in Leeds

Our experts are on hand to gather quotes for a variety of commercial waste collection services for businesses situated in the Leeds area.

Get bespoke quotes for the types and frequency of waste collection needed by your business – start by entering your postcode above.

<h3>Commercial food waste collection in Leeds</h3>

Commercial food waste collection in Leeds

Leeds is home to a specialist commercial food waste collection company, Forge Waste & Recycling. They provide a weekly 240-litre bin collection service across Harrogate, Wakefield, Bradford, and Leeds. The collected food waste is transported to a local anaerobic digestion facility, where it is converted into green biogas.

<h3>Commercial recycling collections in Leeds</h3>

Commercial recycling collections in Leeds

All the local and national commercial waste collection providers highlighted in this guide offer a variety of recycling services, including dry mixed recycling, glass and commercial food waste collections. These firms are legally obligated to minimise the volume of waste from Leeds’ businesses reaching landfill sites.

<h3>Hazardous waste services in Leeds</h3>

Hazardous waste services in Leeds

Institutions such as Leeds General Infirmary in the healthcare sector require the disposal of various types of hazardous waste. Specialist waste disposal companies, like Robowaste, provide environmentally friendly disposal services for a wide range of high-risk waste classifications.

<h3>Office waste collection Leeds</h3>

Office waste collection Leeds

Leeds is the UK’s fastest-growing city, and many businesses are setting up offices in its city Centre and surrounding areas, such as Dewsbury, Wakefield, Harrogate, and Kirkstall.

With a growing number of businesses calling Yorkshire home, demand for office waste management is increasing. Get quotes for your office waste collections today.

Commercial waste disposal with Leeds County Council

It is illegal for businesses to dispose of their waste at any of the Leeds County Council household waste recycling centres. However, Leeds County Council provides two waste transfer stations, offering local businesses a paid option for waste disposal. These stations are located at:

  • Kirkstall – Evanston Avenue, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS4 2HR​
  • Seacroft – Limewood Road, Seacroft, Leeds, LS14 1LU

The two waste transfer stations above will provide you with a Waste Transfer Note for any business waste you bring, allowing your company to demonstrate its compliance.

⚠️ Businesses that transport their own waste must be registered with a waste carrier licence. Register a carrier licence here.

💡Visit our Manchester or Sheffield waste pages for other nearby commercial recycling disposal options.

Leeds Council commercial waste disposal costs

The table below shows the current commercial waste disposal costs at the Kirkstall and Seacroft waste transfer stations.

Commercial waste typePrice per tonneMinimum price
Cardboard and paper£20£20
Garden waste£55£27
General waste (excluding upholstered furniture)£170£50
Hardcore and rubble£51£26.20
General waste (excluding upholstered furniture)£170£50
Plasterboard and gypsum£100£36
Hardcore and rubble£51£26.20
Plasterboard and gypsum£100£36
Wood and timber£40£24
POPs (upholstered furniture only)£340£34
POPs mixed (upholstered furniture including general waste)£340£34
Fluorescent tubes£3N/A
WEEE/small domestic electricals£145£45

Source: Leeds County Council – December 2023.

National waste collection providers operating in Leeds

The three largest commercial waste providers all offer services to businesses in Leeds, utilising their own local waste facilities.  Our waste experts have summarised what each of these providers do in the Leeds area:

Biffa’s commercial waste collections in Leeds

Biffa provides a commercial waste and recycling collection service throughout Yorkshire. In Leeds, Biffa also offers one-off skip deliveries and collections, asbestos materials disposal, and unplanned waste disposal services. Biffa operates a local transfer station in Holbeck and a landfill site in Dewsbury to provide these services.

Biffa partners with, and financially contributes to, Make it Wild, a rewilding organisation. This partnership is part of their effort to offset carbon emissions. Make it Wild is involved in tree-planting and pond-digging projects in Harrogate and other locations across Yorkshire.

Website: Biffa Yorkshire

Veolia’s commercial waste collections in Leeds

Veolia has partnered with Leeds County Council to manage domestic waste throughout the city. As part of this contract, Veolia operates a Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility located in the Cross Green Industrial Estate in East Leeds.

Using the same facilities, Veoilia offers a range of commercial waste and recycling services across the city of Leeds.

Website: Veoilia Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility.

Suez commercial waste collection in Leeds

Suez operates several sites in the Leeds area, which are integral to their nationwide network of commercial waste collection services. These facilities include:

  • A recycling facility at Nab Lane, Batley.
  • A transfer station at Weaving Lane, Dewsbury.

Source: DEFRA public registers

University of Leeds waste management

The University of Leeds plays a pivotal role in the wider city of Leeds, being one of the largest employers and significantly contributing to the local economy.

The Leeds campus is located a mile north of the city centre in Woodhouse, hosting over 32,000 students. The University of Leeds has a comprehensive waste management plan focusing on sustainability and waste reduction.

Their approach includes detailed guidelines for recycling and disposing of various items, such as glass, plastics, electronics, food waste, and more.

Below, we have highlighted two great examples of innovative steps that the facilities team at the University of Leeds is taking to reduce waste.

Firstly, Leeds University operates a reuse scheme, allowing students and staff to offer and request surplus reusable items.

Reuse is the second point on the waste hierarchy and is a vital step in reducing the disposal of functioning electronic equipment, which also has the side benefit of saving students money.

The Facilities team has also produced this short video on how to prevent contamination of recycling bins on the Leeds campus.