Commercial Waste

Charges

Waste collection and disposal are not included in business rates, so all businesses must pay for these services.

Our charging system for wheeled bins has changed, with the annual hire charge being included within the uplift cost per bin.

 

Commerical waste charges from April 1 2021

 

Blue Bags and Stickers

Roll of 50 blue bags  £61.60
Roll of 50 stickers £61.60

 

Business Wheeled Bins - cost per uplift

As of April 1 2020, there will no longer be a separate Annual Standing Charge for commercial wheeled bins. This cost has been included in the Cost Per Uplift.

Size Recycling Bins Non-Recycling Bins
240 litres £2.55 £3.80
360 litres* £3.80 £5.65
660 litres £6.95 £10.40
1100 litres £11.55 £17.30

Please note that 360 litre wheeled bins are no longer available for new customers.

 

Charity Wheeled Bins

Charities will only pay an Annual Standing Charge for the hire of wheeled bins, they are exempt from the new Cost Per Uplift.

Size Annual Standing Charge
240 litres £25.70
360 litres* £25.71
660 litres £102.75
1100 litres £102.75

Please note that 360 litre wheeled bins are no longer available for new customers.

 

Special Collections - cost per premises per week

These collections are only available for premises in Lerwick and Scalloway.

Category E clinical waste (non infectious) £18.50 (excluding VAT)
Cooking oil £17.50 (no VAT)

 

Contamination Charge

As of April 1 2020, should any Commercial Recycling wheeled bin be deemed to be contaminated to a Moderate or Severe level businesses will be charged the following to cover handling, processing and administrative costs.

Moderate contamination £5.10 (per bin collected)
Severe contamination £10.20 (per bin collected)

 

Charges at the Gremista Waste Management Facility (no VAT)

Waste type Minimum charge (up to 200kg) Charge per tonne
Standard waste to Sorting Shed £25.80 £129.00
Difficult waste to Sorting Shed

£32.45

£162.65
Recyclable materials (separated)

£10.20

£51.00
Standard waste direct to Landfill

£31.60 (includes Landfill Tax charged at £98.60 per tonne)

£158.00 (includes Landfill Tax charged at £98.60 per tonne)
Inert waste direct to Landfill

£12.88 (includes Landfill Tax charged at £3.10 per tonne)

£64.40 (includes Landfill Tax charged at £3.10 per tonne)
Asbestos cement

£110.90 (includes Landfill Tax charged at £98.60 per tonne)

£209.50 ncludes Landfill Tax charged at £98.60 per tonne)
Polypropylene tonne bags

£10.20

£51.00
Tyres ( Comercial)

£51.35

£256.75

 

Charges at the Energy Recovery Plant (no VAT)

Waste type Minimun charge (up to 200kg) Charge per tonne
Standard waste  £13.66 £68.30
Waste requiring extra handling (includes international catering waste)

£25.70

£128.90
Difficult waste (eg fish waste)

£32.45

£162.25
Weighbridge transaction by Operator

£28.35 (up to 400kg)

£70.90


Skip hire (excluding VAT)

Skip hire £1.45 per day
Vehicle and driver charge £48.50 per hour

Please note there is also a disposal charge per tonne, depending on the waste type and where it is disposed at.