What businesses should do with waste
By law, businesses are supposed to safely and legally store, remove and dispose of any recycling and refuse they create.
In Brighton & Hove, businesses must make sure that their business waste is stored away from the pavement or road. This is unless it's in a trade waste container, and is secured in canvas bags or in a locked bin. Businesses are also responsible for clearing up litter caused by their customers and employees.
Common examples of waste problems caused by businesses:
- bins or bags causing an obstruction on the pavement or road
- bins or bags not being secured and waste littering the pavement or road
- using residential recycling and refuse schemes, including the communal street bins, recycling boxes and public bins. However, businesses can use communal waste bins if using green Brighton & Hove logo waste sacks
- not clearing up cigarette butts, drink cups or food litter caused by customers, staff or visitors
- home-run businesses not getting rid of waste correctly, such as childminders and those hosting Airbnb properties
Businesses must hold a Duty of care waste transfer notice. This shows us they dispose of waste legally.
To report a business that is causing a waste problem, please tell us about the problem online or contact us on 01273 292929.
Find out more about how to dispose of business rubbish and recycling