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Waste transfer notes

Find out what to do if you need to provide a waste transfer note.

Published on: 11 January 2021

Last updated: 24 March 2021

Waste collection issues

Westminster City Council collects my commercial waste

You will need to request a waste transfer note from the Commercial Waste Services team. You will  still need to provide a copy of this to the officer who served you the Notice requesting you to provide copies of your waste transfer note(s). 

I buy bags from Westminster Council

We do not automatically issue a waste transfer note when bags are purchased. You will need to request a waste transfer note from the Commercial Waste team.

The council issues my waste transfer note

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, information can only be used for the purpose it was given. This means that this information can only be accessed by Commercial Waste Services as they issued you with the waste transfer note. They are not allowed to share this with other parties.

If you receive a Notice from a City Council officer requesting you to provide copies of your waste transfer note(s), it is necessary for you to ensure that you send the waste transfer note or a copy of it to the officer who requested it.

I have a small business and do not provide waste

All businesses generate waste, no matter how little this might be. There is a legal duty of care on anyone who produces or handles commercial waste to have a valid waste transfer note.

I bring my commercial waste home with me

Commercial waste cannot be disposed of at home, for example in residential waste bins. Your business is legally obligated to use registered waste carrier, such as the City Council,  that collects your commercial waste. You will also need a waste carriers licence in order to transport your own commercial waste.

I dispose of my commercial waste myself at a licensed waste transfer station or waste disposal facility

You will need to provide the officer who served you the Notice with a copy of the waste transfer note(s) issued by the site you took your waste to as well, as the receipt(s) issued which must show how much and what types of waste you delivered here. Please note you will need a waste carriers licence in order to deliver your own waste to a waste transfer station or waste disposal facility. 

I bring my business waste home

Business waste cannot be deposed of in residential bins. Your business is legally obligated to have a registered waste carrier.

My waste is taken to a waste depot

You will need to provide the requesting department with tonnage charge receipts for the past 12 months. Please note you will need a water carriers licence in order to do this.

My business is located in a managed block

You will need to contact your landlord/letting agency and get a copy of your waste transfer note and send to the requesting department of the council.

Please ensure you provide a covering letter explaining that the enclosed waste transfer note covers your business, although it shows the name of the Landlord or letting agency.

My business is located in a managed block where a managing agent handles all waste and recycling

You will need to contact your landlord or managing agent and get a copy of the waste transfer note that was issued to them.

Please send a copy of this to the City Council officer who serves you the Notice to provide copies of your waste transfer note(s).

When submitting your waste transfer note, please ensure you explain in a covering letter that the enclosed waste transfer note covers your business, although it shows the name of the landlord or managing agent of your building.