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Councils across the South West have cracked down on kerbside collections for holiday let properties and in most areas, are no longer accepting waste from these properties.
There are still buisnesses illegally using the councils household waste services. Waste collection and disposal costs on a holiday property, however, are not covered through the payment of National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR).
In order to ensure that your waste is collected when you need, it is highly recommended to use a business waste collection service. Many waste collection companies have noticed an upturn in collections in 2018 due to the new regulations coming into play regarding kerbside waste collection.
Many of these providers will work with you to collect waste at the most appropriate time for you and your guests. They can also provide you with a wheelie bin to save you having to purchase one yourself.
They can work on plans for 8 months or 12 months, depending upon whether your bookings are year round or just during the main holiday season.
Cornwall Council issued a statement about self-catering waste collections, “It is against the law for a business to dispose of its commercial waste via the Council’s household waste services.”
Visit the self-catering waste post from Cornwall Council for more information.
The Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 state that any business should pay for commercial waste collection, which includes holiday let properties.
If you’d like us to put you in touch with recommended collection services in your local area, please give us a call on 01326 336773 or visit our let your cottage page.