Commercial waste and recycling

Our commercial waste collection service offers businesses in the Lancaster district:

  • A six day collection where viable
  • A full range of Eurobin containers at very competitive rates
  • Evening collection services (Lancaster city centre only)
  • Flexible billing arrangements
  • Friendly, efficient staff who deal with all aspects of trade refuse

About our waste collection and recycling services

For a simple guide to your business waste duty of care, see the Duty of Care Compliance - Right Waste, Right Place website.

Purchasing trade waste and recycling sacks and labels

Trade sacks and labels are available in multiples of 50 for smaller businesses or those with limited space.  They can be purchased at:

  • Visitor Information Centres at Lancaster and Morecambe (cash, cheque or credit/debit card)
  • Environmental Services Depot at White Lund (cheque or credit/debit card)
  • Customer Service Centres at Lancaster and Morecambe town halls (cheque or credit/debit card)

Alternatively you can place an order for delivery by calling 01524 582415 or 582416. A delivery charge applies for orders of 50 of either type. For orders of more than 50 delivery is free.

What we collect

  • We offer a comprehensive, reliable mixed recyclables collection service within the district.

This includes cardboard, plastic bottles, plastic film and bags, bubble wrap, waste paper, newspaper, magazines, books with covers removed, tins and cans.

Glass bottles and jars can be collected from Eurobin containers only - we cannot collect glass in sacks.

Where we collect

  • Collection is available in most locations throughout the district.

How we collect

  • A full range of Eurobin containers can be offered from 360 litres to 1280 litres.
  • For smaller businesses and those with less space, recycling labels can be used for cardboard, and clear recycling sacks for mixed recyclables.
  • Recycling labels can also be used for plastic film/bags/bubble wrap, which should be squashed and bundled.

Cages that are owned by business (not provided by the council) should be flat packed with cardboard.  

Eurobin features and benefits

Eurobin container
A Eurobin container as used for trade waste

A Eurobin container means that rubbish does not need to be left on the floor. This creates a better impression for your customers and allows you to fulfil your duty of care obligations.

Most containers have a close fitting hinged lid that can be securely locked to keep smells in and vermin out.

Contact us

For more information on the services we provide, or for a free, no obligation Eurobin quotation, please call us on 01524 582415 or 582416, or email

Last updated: 08 November 2021