Trade or commercial waste

If you are a small scale trader you can recycle certain types of waste or dispose of general waste at a competitive price at 4 of our sites in Northamptonshire.​

This service is operated by our contractor, Amey, at the following sites:

​Town​Trade waste site
​KetteringKettering Household Waste Recycling Centre
​Northampton ​Ecton Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre
Sixfields Household Waste Recycling Centre
​RushdenRushden Household Waste Recycling Centre

Trade waste service opening times

Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 6.00pm, except when the sites are closed (see individual sites for opening days). 

This service is not available at weekends or on bank holidays.

Duty of care for traders

Please be aware of the following information:

  • A valid Waste Carrier’s Licence or Waste Carrier exemption (if applicable) is a legal requirement to carry waste. You will be asked to produce this document by a member of staff. Licences are available from the Environment Agency. You may be refused service if you are unable to produce the appropriate documents.
  • There is a vehicle weight limit of 3.5 tonnes at all sites. Larger vehicles cannot be accommodated.
  • The site supervisor has discretion over the quantities that can be disposed of.

How to use the service

  • Please pre-sort your waste before arriving at the site.
  • Your vehicle containing the waste will be weighed using the on-site weighbridge upon your arrival.
  • On departure your emptied vehicle will be weighed again.
  • You will be charged according to the weight and type of material
  • Payment must be by chip and pin credit or debit card. Cash is not accepted.  

Trade waste fees

Favourable rates are charged for recyclable and compostable materials.

Click on the trade recycling pricing structure below for a full list of trade waste fees.

Material​0-80kg​81-150kg​151-250kg​251-500kg​501-750kg​751-1000kg​Over 1000kg (per tonne, pro-rata increase of 0.5kg)​
​​Paint£2 per tin​£2 per tin​​£2 per tin​£2 per tin​​£2 per tin​​£2 per tin​​£2 per tin​​
​Hardcore and rubble​​£4.00£8.00​£11.00£14.00£16.00​£20.00£21.00​
​​Garden waste£5.00£9.00​£15.00​£25.00​£35.00​£46.00​£46.00​
Plasterboard​£14.23£25.40​£39.23​£76.21​£111.14​​£147.16​£150.27
​Scrap metal​Free of charge
​​Wood and timber£6.00£10.00​£16.00​£27.00​£38.00​£50.00​£52.00​
​Mixed paper and card​Free of charge
​Plastic bottles​​Free of charge
​Mixed glass bottles and jars​£5.00£6.00​£6.00​£7.00​£9.00​£10.00​£10.00​
​Food tins and drinks cans​​Free of charge​​
​Mixed textiles and clothes​​Free of charge​​
General waste​£19.00£39.00​£61.00​£84.00​£108.00​£134.00​£144.00​

This service is monitored with automatic number-plate recognition software (ANPR) and CCTV.

What is accepted as trade waste?

Some items cannot be disposed of under the trade waste service. Other commercial waste management companies should be used for these items.

​Accepted materials​Materials not accepted
Garden waste (grass, cuttings, plants, etc.)
​Inert waste, e.g. soil and rubble
​Scrap metals
​Paper and cardboard (no secure facilities for confidential waste)
Plasterboard and plaster (see restrictions)
Timber and wood (including chipboard and MDF)
​Plastic
​Cans
Textiles
​Glass
​Non-recyclable waste
​Asbestos
​Clinical waste
​Engine oil
​Hazardous waste (chemical, radioactive, etc)
​Motor vehicles and tyres                
Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

For further information

Please contact Amey on 01604 593400