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Commercial recycling

Information on commercial recycling.

Information on Commercial Recycling

South Ayrshire Council offer the following recycling services with efficient service and competitive rates for your business as part of our Commercial Waste Service.

Paper/Cardboard Recycling
Paper/Cardboard Recycling

Paper and Cardboard (flat packed) should be placed directly in the container. No soft plastic accepted.

Metals, Firm Plastic & Cartons Recycling
Metals, Firm Plastic & Cartons Recycling (Emptied Rinsed and Loose)

Metals, Firm Plastic & Cartons should be put directly in the bin emptied rinsed and loose. no soft plastic accepted.

Glass Recycling
Glass Recycling (Emptied Rinsed No lids)

All colours of Glass bottles can be put directly in  bin.

Food Waste Recycling
Food Waste Recycling

A Food Waste Service is available, and compulsory, to any business producing more that 5kg of food per week.

All food no packaging

Please see options for containers size we can provide for all recycling services

  • 23L Food Caddy
  • 140l Food Caddy
  • 140 Litre Wheeled Bin
  • 240 Litre Wheeled Bin
  • 770 Litre Eurobin
  • 1100 Litre Wheeled Bin
  • Stickers for carboard

Frequency offered weekly, fortnightly or 4 weekly.

The Commercial Waste Team are available to help you identify the most cost-effective solution for dealing with your business waste. To take advantage of this money saving recycling service please contact our Commercial Waste Section on 01292-616436.

  • Reduce your waste
  • Reduce your costs
  • Protect the environment

Top Tips

Top tips to achieve the most from your collection service

  • Recycle what you can and consider where you can reduce the amount of waste you produce in the first place.
  • Make sure your staff know what materials go in each container, what materials should be recycled and how containers should be presented for collection.
  • Make sure that the storage area set aside for your waste and recycling, both internal and external to your premises, is of an adequate size and is well maintained.
  • On collection days make sure that your containers are presented correctly - that they are not overfilled and that the lid is closed. Overfull bins can result in spillage and present a health and safety risk when lifting. Open lids allow flies and vermin to access the bin content.
  • Following collection, return bins to their storage areas as soon as possible - this ensures that the footpaths and roadways outside your business premises are free from obstruction.