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Commercial Waste Collection Service

Commercial Waste Collection Terms and Conditions

Invoices for this service will be issued on a quarterly basis. The first quarter is payable in advance of the service commencing and thereafter payment is due within 21 days of the date of each invoice. Receipts will not be issued unless specifically requested.

Should an account fall into arrears, we reserve the right to remove the containers and terminate the contract. Debts will be referred to a Collection Agency to recover on our behalf.

Should a customer breach any of the conditions of the agreement or where the Council considers that the service may place a risk to any person, goods, vehicles, equipment or property, we reserve the right to remove the containers and terminate the contract.

Otherwise, this agreement will continue until such time as either party give 28 days’ notice in writing of their intent to terminate.

Customers are responsible for the containers whilst on their premises. They must not be stored where they can cause nuisance or on a public highway.

The containers remain the property of the Sevenoaks District Council and may not be used for any other purpose than the storage of waste that is to be collected by the Council. We will seek to recover any costs incurred due to damage by vandalism, fire or misuse resulting in the containers having to be replaced. Each container costs in the region of £230 each.

Collections start at 7am therefore waste must be available for collection from this time. It is essential that vehicular access is available to the Council’s collectors. Customers will not be refunded if collectors are prevented from collecting by blocked or inadequate access or locked gates.

No refund will be made where the number of containers required to be emptied on any collection is less than the current number stated in the Agreement.

The materials to be collected shall be as stated on the Waste Transfer Note and presented as uncompacted commercial waste.

The Council will not accept any waste which by reason of material, size or weight is difficult to collect or dispose of.

Collections will be for the contracted amount only, side waste (waste that is not contained within the closed container) can be collected on request but a separate charge will be levied for the service.


No explosive, hazardous, infectious, noxious, builder’s materials, or household waste shall be included with the commercial waste this includes cooking oil, tins of paint, automotive parts, faeces or animal bi products.


The Council is not permitted to undertake any service outside the terms of the Agreement and furthermore the Customer shall not entice operators to do so.


We reserve the right to vary the day of collection. The Council will endeavour to ensure all Bank Holiday Collection information is communicated to its customers and will be available on the Council web pages www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/trade_waste_collection. Any permanent changes to collection days will be notified in writing.

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