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Commercial Recycling Centre

Bessemer Close Commercial Recycling Centre is closed on the 9 December between 7am and 9am while we carry out maintenance on our weighbridge. We apologise for any inconvenience.

​​W​e aim to provide a cost efficient option for small and medium enterprises to dispose of recycling and trade waste.


This will help to increase the amount of commercial waste diverted from landfill by encouraging traders to recycle and will also help to reduce the potential for household recycling centres being used unlawfully to dispose of commercial waste.

Who can use the service?

The service is available to all commercial businesses, but particularly targeted at small and medium enterprises, the building and construction industry, landlords and local businesses.

Debit and Credit card payments can only be used at the Bessemer Close site.

What waste and recycling items are accepted?

  • General Waste
  • Mixed recycling
  • Garden waste
  • Hardcore
  • Wood
  • Cardboard
  • Plasterboard
  • Metal


Traders are encouraged to separate as much trade waste as possible prior to visiting the Commercial Recycling Centre. 

How much does it cost?

Material Stream

Price per tonne (excluding VAT)

​Minimum Charge (excluding VAT)

General waste


250kg - ​£37.50

Hardcore & Rubble


​250kg - £11.25



​250kg - £21.25

Garden Waste


​250kg - £15.50



​250kg - £27.50




Scrap Metal






Oils (mineral/engine/vegetable)



Commercial Fridge (per unit)


​Domestic Fridge (per unit)
​​Large domestic appliance
​Vehicle Weigh-in service​£20 per vehicle​​

All prices exclude VAT.

*please note charges may alter due to market values.

How to use the service 

Step 1

Weigh on at the Weighbridge and declare your waste type.

Step 2

Go to tip off point as directed by staff and off-load (please note that your waste will be inspected to ensure you are off-loading the waste you have declared).

Step 3

Proceed to weigh off and process paperwork.

Step 4

Pay for the waste deposited using a debit card or credit card and leave site.
As a trader you will be required to hold a waste carriers licence.

Find out about your legal obligations​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window and requirements to ensure that your waste is disposed of correctly.

Opening Times

Opening Times
​​​Monday to Friday​Saturday​Sunday
​7am - 12.30pm
1pm - 3.30pm
​7am - 12.30pm​Closed

The centre is closed on bank holidays.

Last entry to the centre for vehicles requiring manual unloading is is 3.00pm, 12.00pm on Saturday.

for all other vehicles, last entry is 3.15pm, 12.15pm on Saturday.

How to find us


Bessemer Close


CF11 8XH

For more information on using the Commercial Recycling Centre, please contact us.           

Tel: 029 2087 2087