Trade/business waste

Reading Borough Council provide a range of waste services that are locally unrivalled.

Reliable, responsive and local

Our dedicated and professional team of local staff have over 20 years’ experience in providing trade waste services.

With a local base of operations, we deliver unrivalled response times and deliver excellent after sales care.

Competitive pricing

We understand that one size does not fit all. Our comprehensive range of competitively priced services are tailored to meet the specific business needs of each of our customers. We strive to ensure customers only pay for the services they require and receive the best possible value for their money. 

No hidden costs

Unlike many national waste service providers, we do not charge additionally for:

  • bin hire – bins are loaned FOC and remain the property of the Council
  • waste duty of care documentation.

Our service offer

Bin typeSizesFrequency of collectionWaste collected
General waste240ltr 360ltr 660ltr 1100ltr Daily, weekly or fortnightlyTakes all forms of general business waste. We do not permit the disposal of the following items in our general waste bins: Building renovation and construction materials – rubble, ceramics, metalwork, plaster, window glass, UPVC, wood etc. Industrial and household white goods and electrical appliances. Automotive items – oil filters, oil, vehicular parts, tyres, body panels etc. Hazardous waste items as classified:
Mixed dry recycling240ltr 360ltr 660ltr 1100ltr Daily, weekly or fortnightlyFor all forms of recyclable packaging materials, excluding glass.
Food waste240ltrWeeklyFor general kitchen waste, excluding packaging materials.
Glass waste240ltrWeekly or fortnightlyGlass bottles and drinking vessels of any colour.
Green waste240ltr1100ltrFortnightlyGeneral garden waste – grass cuttings, foliage and untreated wood to a diameter of 100mm.

Bin sizes, weight limits* and dimensions

Our bins come in 4 sizes: 240ltr, 360ltr, 660ltr and 1100ltr
Bin sizeWeight limit*DimensionsCapacity
240ltr16kgH:1062 x W: 556 x D: 715Holds approximately 4 bags
360ltr24kgH: 1098 x W: 601 x D: 880Holds approximately 6 bags
660ltr45kgH: 1215 x W: 1370 x D: 764Holds approximately 8-10 bags
110ltr70kgH: 1295 x W: 1370 x D: 1118Holds approximately 12-15 bags

*Weight limits apply to general waste only.

Trade sacks

For businesses that are unable to have a container on site, we offer prepaid trade waste and recycling sacks as a practical alternative.

  • Trade general sack in multiples of 50 – £167.50 per 50
  • Trade recycling sack in multiples of 50 – £115.02 per 50

Sacks can be purchased Monday – Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm by calling: 0118 937 3787.

Your service can be up and running in as little as one week from the date of enquiry.

Contact us

Trade waste operative at RBC behind the wheel of vehicle

Please complete our online enquiry form to receive a no obligation quote within 24hrs (Monday – Friday).

Your service can be up and running in as little as one week from the date of enquiry.

Last updated on 20/03/2024