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Business Waste and Recycling

Do you process, prepare, distribute or sell food?

From 1 January 2016 all non-domestic food premises, big or small, must separate food waste for recycling if they produce more than 5kg food waste per week. 5kg is roughly enough to fill a 10L container per week.

How can we help you comply with the regulations?

Aberdeen City Council's Business Waste and Recycling Team have options available for collecting food waste separately whether you produce small amounts of food waste or larger quantities. Contact us to find out how we can help you comply.

For more about your obligations and the services available, please see information about the Recycling Duty of Care and Business Waste and Recycling Collections.

Business Waste and Recycling Collections

Aberdeen City Council provides waste and recycling collection services for businesses in Aberdeen. We can help you to manage the waste produced on your premises correctly in order to comply with waste regulations. 

We currently provide the following collections for businesses:  

  • Food waste recycling
  • Glass recycling
  • Mixed recycling for paper, cardboard, plastic containers and metal tins and cans
  • General waste collection for any waste that cannot be recycled

For more information about the services above, see Business Waste and Recycling Collections

Other information

Business Waste and Recycling Terms and Conditions (PDF 253kb)

Bin sizes for business waste and recycling collections (PDF 549kb)

Recycling Duty of Care (PDF 86kb)

Complying with your legal duty to separate material for recycling (PDF 276kb)

For further information about our services and charges, or to discuss other options for your business, you can Contact us.

Customer survey

We are always interested in getting feedback from both current and potential customers to help us improve our services. Please fill in our short Business Waste and Recycling Survey.


If you need waste or recycling bins for an event you are organising, please Contact us as far in advance as possible with details of the requirements.

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