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Commercial recycling services

Guildford Borough Council offers businesses a fully comprehensive and competitively priced commercial recycling service that can be individually tailored to your business needs as well as advice to help your business reduce, reuse and recycle.

We offer three commercial recycling services:

1. Mixed materials recycling

All recyclable materials can go in one container, no sorting means it is quick and easy for your staff to recycle. We can take:

  • Office paper
  • Newspaper, magazines and books
  • Telephone directories and catalogues
  • Junk mail, envelopes, wrapping papers, greeting cards
  • Packing card - food and non food
  • Cardboard
  • Tins and cans
  • Mixed plastics (bottles, yogurt pots, tubs, trays and plastic bags)
  • Clean aluminium foil
  • Tetrapak cartons

Depending on storage space recycling can be presented for collection in wheeled bins 360 to 1100 Litre or blue trade recycling sacks. The charge for this service will be cheaper than current refuse charges. On a like-for-like comparison, recycling containers are up to 30% cheaper than refuse containers. Collections can be made as frequently as you require, Monday to Friday, between 5.30am and 1pm.

2. Glass recycling

We collect mixed glass in 240 Litre bins.

There is a charge for collection. Collection is weekly on a Monday and Friday and fortnightly on a Saturday.

3. Cardboard recycling

If you subscribe to one of our other recycling services, or our commercial refuse service, we will collect bundled cardboard FREE of charge.