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Mixed recycling

Our mixed recycling service is a greener and cheaper option for your waste.

We offer businesses a fully comprehensive and competitively priced mixed recycling service that can be individually tailored to your business needs. We also advise businesses on the best ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.

The charge for this service is cheaper than current refuse charges. On a like-for-like comparison, recycling containers are up to 30% cheaper than refuse containers. 

What can go in your mixed recycling?

All recyclable materials can go in one container. No sorting means it is quick and easy for your staff to recycle.

Yes please!

We can take clean:

Paper including office paper, magazines, newspaper, books, telephone directories and envelopes

Plastics including bottles, yoghurt pots, tubs, trays and plastic bags

Cardboard including cereal boxes, egg boxes and greetings cards

Tins and cans including drinks and food cans, biscuit and sweet tins, empty aerosols

Clean aluminium foil

Cartons and Tetrapak

No thank you!

We do not take:

✗ Food waste

✗ Glass - we offer a separate glass recycling service.

✗ Large, bulky cardboard - we offer a separate bulky cardboard recycling service.

✗ Paint cans

✗ Black bags

✗ Other objects, such as cutlery and pans

Collection frequencies

Collections are made Monday to Friday, between 5.30am and 1pm. We work together with our customers to agree a collection frequency that is suitable for all parties.

We work on Bank Holidays, so your waste collection day will remain the same, except for any changes over Christmas and New Year.

Container sizes

If you are thinking about which container type to have, consider the following:

  • how much storage space you have

  • what access is available for emptying

  • how much recycling your business produces

  • what is the most convenient option for your business.

Wheeled bins

We offer wheeled recycling bins in 360 litres, 770 litres and 1100 litres sizes. These are charged per lift. You can have as many bins as you require for your recycling needs.


Sacks are often the most suitable option for businesses that produce varying quantities of recycling, or have no space to store a container. You can present as many or as few sacks as needed for each collection.

Blue trade waste sacks are 80 litres in size and are sold in quantities of 30. We deliver your sack order to your premises.

Additional emptying of mixed recycling containers

If your business has had a busier than usual week, or you have a planned, upcoming event, we are able to carry out additional emptying of your waste containers outside of your usual collection schedule. Please contact us arrange this.

Ordering additional sacks

To order more sacks, please email or call our customer service centre

Email: customerservices@guildford.gov.uk

Phone: 01483 505050

Single stream recycling services

If your business produces larges quantities of a particular waste type, then this option will be suitable for you. Please see our glass recycling page and cardboard recycling page for more information.

Contact us

Contact us for a quote on mixed recycling collections from your business either by: