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Using a Recycling Centre for Trade Waste

Many of our recycling sites allow traders to dispose of limited amounts of business waste, as long as they have relevant permits.

IMPORTANT NOTICE -  For the safety of yourself and others at recycling centres, bins and waste should not be tipped from the back of a vans. Bins should also not be taken up any stairs. This is to prevent users falling off vehicles, into skips or down the stairs.

How do I gain a trade waste permit?

If you are a trader, you will have to pre-purchase a permit from Operational Services, Deans Depot, Nairn Road, Deans Ind Estate, Livingston EH54 8AY. 

These can be purchased from 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am - 4pm on Friday.

How much does a trade waste permit cost?

The Trade Waste permits costs £85.00 (including VAT) for each visit (disposing of waste up to 500kg).

When can I dispose of trade waste at recycling centres?

October to MayJune to September

Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

Please note last entry is at 4.45pm

Monday - Sunday 9am - 7pm

Please note last entry is at 6.45pm

Please Note: Vehicles are limited to 3.5 tonnes. gross vehicle weight.