Rubbish removal companies

What to check before you book a private rubbish removal company.

You must make sure your rubbish is being legally disposed of. If it is illegally dumped, you could be fined up to £50,000.

Before you book

Check if a person or business is on the register of waste carriers, brokers and dealers on the environment agency website

If the company is registered, you must also:

  • ask where your rubbish is going
  • make a note of their vehicle licence number
  • keep hold of paperwork
  • get a receipt

A trusted waste collector will happily answer your questions. Do not be afraid to ask.