Commercial Waste Collection

Any rubbish your company produces that isn’t purchased by the consumer (e.g. take-away cups) is considered commercial waste.

Businesses have a legal obligation under Environmental Protection Act 1990 to make arrangements for collection in line with city centre standards. This is usually in the form of an agreed time and place to put your waste bags out for collection. Commercial skips are often subject to this arrangement, where the skips must be taken inside when not due for collection.

If waste is presented incorrectly, your business may be subject to a fine issued by Manchester City Council inspection officers.

Incorrect presentation:

  • Poorly bagged
  • Wrong location
  • Left out for unacceptable periods of time (for example presented in the morning for evening collection)
  • Unsuitable or hazardous materials included; such as cooking fats, builder’s waste, chemicals

To understand the protocols further, take a look at this government advice.

Waste Point Pilot Scheme

CityCo and Manchester BID, working in partnership with Manchester County Council, have launched designated waste points for St Ann’s Square and King Street on Half Moon Street and Fouryards. With the help of the business community, we are maintaining cleanliness alongside protecting the characteristic and aesthetic of the area.

Businesses responsibilities:

  • Waste should be placed at the designated waste points
  • No waste should be left outside your premises on the street at any time
  • Cardboard should be broken down and put into waste bags or bags should be tied around cardboard to secure it

King Street: Fouryards

  • Waste should be put out just before 10.30am waste collection or 5.30pm waste collection
  • Businesses should take back in any waste that has not been collected by 11am
  • If your waste contractor is New Look or C&C please place your waste inside the container located at Fouryards
  • If your waste contractor is NOT New Look or C&C please place your waste on the right side of the container at Fouryards

St Ann’s Square: Half Moon Street

  • Waste should be put out just before 10am waste collection or after 5pm waste collection
  • Businesses should take back in any waste that has not been collected by 11am

To discuss an issue with our Operations Team, please email us or call 0161 838 3250.