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Commercial Waste Collections

Local businesses now have a more convenient, flexible, reliable and fully comprehensive waste collection & recycling service, helping our customers to save money and recycle more of their waste.

Our Service

We offer a brown “organics” bin as part of our commercial service. 

All organic waste (i.e. food, garden and/or animal) must now be segregated from your existing trade waste receptacle and placed in the brown bins.  By keeping organic waste out of your existing bin, Council can achieve low waste treatment costs and reduce waste to landfill.

The items that can be recycled in the brown bins:

  • Food waste
  • Fruit
  • Flowers
  • Meat - raw/cooked
  • Teabags/coffee
  • Leaves/plants

How Can This Save My Business Money?

This organics collection part of your current contract and your brown bin will be collected at no additional cost. By removing the “organic” waste you may need less lifts of your general waste container which will ultimately result in cost savings to your business. We will supply your business with an initial FREE supply of caddy/bucket liners. However once your supply of liners runs out, you can contact us for a new supply or collect from Mossley Mill and Antrim Civic Centre – please see costs below.

We do not charge for the rental of containers.

Commercial customers only:

  • 7ltr commercial food caddy liners: £1.00
  • 23ltr commercial food caddy liners: £3.60

If you are using your own liners, they need to be biodegradable.

Please contact us if you would like to be considered for the organics collection.


Why Get Onboard With Our New Scheme?

  • There may be significant opportunity for your business to save money through the new scheme
  • The service will help you tie into your Corporate Social Responsibilities or environmental accreditations
  • Every business, big or small, has a legal Duty of Care to dispose of waste through a licensed waste carrier
  • Taking part in the scheme helps recover valuable materials for reprocessing, saving on valuable natural resources
  • Your participation will help in reaching Northern Irelands ambitious landfill diversion targets over the coming years
  • We offer a convenient, reliable and flexible service from a team of friendly and professional staff

Commercial Waste Collection Charges:

This will depend on the size of your bin. Each container is charged on a per lift basis. Below are associated costs for each container:


Container Size

Cost Per Lift

240 ltr


360 ltr


660 ltr


1.1 Container


Own 1.1 Container


Own 240ltr





Purchase Charges:



Replacement Lid 1,100 ltr Container


Replacement 1,100 ltr  Container


Replacement 240ltr


Direct Debit -Mandate-Form-TRADE-WASTE.pdf

The service can be paid for annually or by monthly direct debit


Application for trade waste

What Happens to My Waste Once It Has Been Collected?

  • Food waste is collected separately and sent to a company called NWP, where the materials are composted and sold on as their final, Rosie Lee compost product.
  • All remaining materials, including recyclable and non recyclable material will be collected together and taken to a local materials recycling facility where they will be separated into individual waste streams, bailed and sold on for final reprocessing.
How Do I Sign Up For This Service?

Please read the terms and conditions complete and return the application form. Once completed please forward to waste@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk with the subject title Commerical Waste Service.

For more information or to register on this service email waste@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk or telephone the Waste management department T. 028 9034 0056

Useful Contacts

Environmental Health

Mossley Mill,
Carnmoney Road North,
BT36 5QA

Tel: 028 9034 0160

Email Environmental Health

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