Commercial Waste Management Edinburgh

If you’re looking to avoid the complexities of managing your business waste in Edinburgh, allow us to shoulder the burden. From collection to proper disposal, you can rely on NRC every step of the way.

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Why us

We’re helping solve the waste problem in Edinburgh

The amount of waste produced by Edinburgh annually exceeds 200,000 tonnes, which obviously has a significant impact on the environment. Our waste management strategy outlines how we’re helping to address this issue and we’re working with the city to create a more sustainable future.

Let NRC take care of every aspect of your business waste management needs in Edinburgh, so you can focus on running your business safe in the knowledge that everything is being done to make it efficient, and cost and eco-friendly. Contact our team today for a hassle-free solution.

Our Services

Commercial waste solutions in Edinburgh – NRC has you covered


Hear from some of our happy customers

"NRC completed a full site audit and advised us on improvements we could make increasing recycling and reducing costs. They worked with our team to help everyone understand what we are trying to achieve. We have since invested in new equipment and the waste management process is much more efficient – and we now recycle over 90% of our waste. The NRC team are responsive and attend site whenever we need them."

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"NRC has demonstrated great flexibility and responsiveness with a rigorous approach to compliance management that is very much sought after by a leading UK charity such as ours. The centralised and transparent approach has enabled British Heart Foundation to investigate options and alternatives during the normal course of business, with the ease of having a single point of contact to take the hassle out of waste management for us."

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"We started working with NRC in 2017 using their expertise to improve service delivery and reduce costs for our customers. We have built our portfolio with NRC every year since and rely on their responsive, managed approach to add value to our own proposition."

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"NRC fully grasped our needs and designed a solution to suit our business that has delivered dramatic improvements above and beyond what was initially expected. The fact that we deal with a dedicated compliance and recycling contract manager at NRC while receiving expert service from some of the UK’s leading regional waste and recycling management suppliers gives us the best of both worlds and we’re delighted with the results."

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The team

Meet the team

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Paul Jackson, Consortium Director

Paul has over 36 years of experience in the waste and recycling sector. Having spent this time working for the largest waste management companies in the UK and Europe at a senior level, he has developed in-depth knowledge of the UK waste and recycling sector.

We are accredited waste management specialists in Edinburgh:

  • Zero Waste To Landfill Practitioner
  • mrw award
  • mrw finalist award
  • iso qualifications

The types of business waste we handle in Edinburgh

NRC excels in recognising the distinct waste collection requirements of each business. Our readiness and capabilities extend to the management of various types of business waste in Edinburgh, serving as your partner in cost savings and enhancing your eco-friendly image.

Commercial Waste Disposal

General Waste

Our user-friendly portal keeps you informed about your general waste management. Count on us to prioritise eco-friendly methods for non-recyclable items.


Mixed Recycling

Easily meet your recycling goals with our collection service for paper, cardboard, plastics, and metals. Simply sort, and we’ll handle the rest.

Cardboard Waste


Swamped with paper and cardboard? Count on us. We’ll collect it and can set up an on-site baling system for extra savings

Food Waste

Food Waste

We convert food waste into green energy, compost, and fertiliser. Separating food waste can be a cost-saving strategy, especially if your regular waste expenses are significant.

Glass Waste


Glass waste, due to its weight, can significantly increase your waste removal expenses. Handling it separately not only lightens the load on your budget but also guarantees comprehensive recycling.



Have confidential waste to dispose of? We manage it securely across the UK, ensuring safe containment, transportation, and destruction, all in compliance with data protection regulations.

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Commodities (with rebates)

Got cardboard, plastic, or metal waste piling up? Hand it over and earn a rebate. We even offer specialised equipment to boost your earnings further.


Other Waste

We also cater to additional business waste types, including clinical, WEEE, and hazardous.


WEEE Waste

From small and large appliances to laptops and mobile phones, you can trust NRC to responsibly and efficiently manage your WEEE waste collection.

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Electrical Waste

From small and large appliances to laptops and mobile phones, you can trust NRC to responsibly and efficiently manage your WEEE waste collections.

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Pharmaceutical Waste

From sharps to supplements, no matter what type of pharmaceutical waste you generate, you can count on NRC to handle it all.

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Hazardous Waste

Whether you produce old petrol at a garage or remove certain types of wood in construction, NRC can handle your hazardous waste management.

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Sanitary Waste

Need someone to empty and collect the waste from your office sanitary bins? Or are you overseeing a busy healthcare facility? No matter your industry or type of sanitary waste, we can help.

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Medical Waste

From contaminated sharps to PPE, we have the experience and know-how to efficiently and effectively manage it all.

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Textile Waste

From manufacturing to retail, no matter what industry you work in, if you generate textile waste, we’re here to help.

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Sharps Waste

We can provide sharps bins, as well as a comprehensive, reliable and sustainable collection service for all your sharps waste.

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Dental Waste

Whether your dental practice produces general, recycling or clinical waste, NRC is the expert you need to manage it all.

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Plastic Waste

No matter what industry you operate in, from office and education to warehousing and hospitality, you can trust us to manage your plastic waste in an eco-friendly way.

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Metal Waste

We’re experts in all things metal waste management, and will always prioritise the sustainable disposal of all metal waste, no matter the sector.

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Waste Oil

From airports to garages and pubs to construction sites, we are at the ready to handle the collection and sustainable disposal of your waste oil.

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Fridge / Freezers Waste

You can always count on NRC to collect, break down and recycle each part of your waste fridge freezers.

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Inert Waste (Bricks, Concrete, Soil, Stone)

If your construction site or factory produces lots of inert waste, look no further than NRC. We have the expertise and infrastructure to efficiently manage it all.

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Plasterboard Waste

Whether you’re in facilities management or construction, count on NRC to dispose of your plasterboard waste in the most environmentally friendly way.

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Wood Waste

From wood packaging, pallets and timber, to any other type of wood scraps, we can help you handle it in a clean, green and compliant way.

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Paper Waste

Paper waste is a natural byproduct of most industries. It’s also one of the easiest materials to recycle – hand it over to NRC and count on us for reliable collections and honest prices.

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PVC Waste

PVC is one of the most widely used types of plastics and can be found in anything from clothing to piping. If you need help managing your PVC waste, look no further than NRC.

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Waste partners

What Trade Waste Can We Remove For You In Edinburgh?

When it comes to commercial waste management in Edinburgh, NRC is fully accredited to remove a variety of business waste. Schedule a free waste audit with us to identify areas where NRC can improve your current waste processes and save you money at the same time. Give us a call today at 0845 299 6292 to book your audit.

Case Studies

Brands we work with

Our waste disposal expertise extends to both emerging SMEs and established big brands in Edinburgh. Contact our team today to arrange your waste collection services.

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Sanctuary Students

34% reduction in general waste volume

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Increase in recycling of over 300%

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31% of the waste was recycled, 65% of it was recovered

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Reduced general waste cost by 40%


“NRC completed a full site audit and advised us on improvements we could make increasing recycling and reducing costs. They worked with our team to help everyone understand what we are trying to achieve. We have since invested in new equipment and the waste management process is much more efficient – and we now recycle over 90% of our waste. The NRC team are responsive and attend site whenever we need them.”

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Operating nationwide

Whether your business is in one location or scattered across multiple spots, we can manage it all.

Reliable partnerships

Teaming up with local, family-focused businesses, we ensure your waste collections are always reliable and never miss a beat.


Efficient solutions

Count on us for top-notch waste management and standout customer service – we have an unwavering commitment to doing things right.



Waste contracts

Straightforward and Effective Waste Contract Management

At the heart of NRC’s waste services in Edinburgh is our commitment to honest and straightforward contract management. As the single point of contact for all customer reporting and billing, we pride ourselves on providing transparent and accountable contract management in Edinburgh.

Regardless of where your site (or sites) may be located in Edinburgh, your dedicated NRC account manager will take care of everything: from billing, to providing you with the right type of bin or skip, to a 12-month schedule for collections.

Unsure about how often you’d need waste collection from your business sites in Edinburgh? Speak to our dedicated team who will be happy to advise you on the most cost-effective course of action.

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Why choose NRC for Edinburgh business waste management?


Full transparency

We adhere strictly to health, safety, and environmental laws, ensuring you receive detailed reports explaining precisely how your waste was managed.


Customer orientated

Our expertise in Edinburgh business waste collection is unparalleled. We pledge to provide sincere, reliable advice at every stage.


Reactive & responsive

Our dedicated team values your time and are ready to answer any questions you have as soon as possible.


Value for money

Our services deliver top-tier value, optimising your business waste management without straining your finances.



By collaborating solely with waste companies that share our eco-friendly vision, we place recycling and green energy at the forefront.


Nationwide coverage

Sites spread across the UK? We’ve got it covered. Our vast network guarantees you’ll get excellent service, regardless of location.


One point of contact

You’ll be given your own account manager who acts as a single point of contact for your business’s waste management, keeping things smooth and simple for you.

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Local service deliveries

We team up with local waste companies, so your money benefits your community and you won’t have to deal with faceless corporations.


Simple flexible approach

Is your business growing or scaling down? We’ll adjust our services to fit, with no hidden costs or contract clauses.

We are accredited business waste management specialists in Edinburgh

  • Zero Waste To Landfill Practitioner
  • mrw award
  • mrw finalist award
  • iso qualifications

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Commercial bins collected in Edinburgh

Whatever your business waste needs are in Edinburgh, we have the solution with our variety of bins, containers, sacks, and skips available for hire.

The sectors we serve in Edinburgh

If your business in Edinburgh produces waste in volume, we can help! Whether you’re a standalone trader or have multiple branches in Edinburgh, we can create a customised waste management service that simplifies the entire process, increases your recycling rates, and saves you money at the same time.

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plastic waste

From general waste office bins to leftover kitchen scraps, we’ve got you covered. Office waste is one of the easiest to remove and recycle, so you can trust us to make your office clean-up hassle-free and environmentally responsible.

Office Waste Management

Airports are filled with lots of different businesses, each producing their own waste streams. Whether it’s dry, mixed recycling, sanitary or restaurant food waste, we can handle it all.

Airport Waste Management
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Facilities Management

Facilities management spans various sectors and industries. Luckily, we have the necessary resources and equipment to effortlessly collect and dispose of all facilities’ waste.

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Care Homes

Care homes produce large amounts of food, clinical, and general waste. That’s where NRC steps in, ensuring safe, efficient and reliable waste solutions.

Care Home Waste Management
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For warehouses churning out recyclables like plastics, cardboard, and more, we’re your go-to for budget-friendly disposal.

Warehouse Waste Management
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Storage Companies

Storage companies can rely on us for regular collection and disposal of mixed bulky waste, including furniture, machinery, pallets, plastic sheeting, metal, and more.

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Distribution & Logistics

Be it packaging debris, spoiled products, or broken equipment, we’ve mastered the art of handling all types of logistics waste.

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We offer wholesalers a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to efficiently sort, and collect their waste, recycling as much as possible every time.

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Do you have bulky waste from your charity efforts? We’re experts in offering affordable waste solutions tailored to your charitable needs.

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Edinburgh commercial waste management FAQs

What are the benefits of business waste management in Edinburgh?

Business waste management in Edinburgh offers several advantages, including: - Environmental Impact Reduction: Minimize your ecological footprint. - Cost Savings on Waste Disposal: Efficient waste management can lead to financial benefits. - Enhanced Reputation: Improve your brand's image by adopting eco-friendly practices. - Compliance with Environmental Regulations: Ensure adherence to local environmental laws and standards.

How much does it cost to dispose of commercial waste in Edinburgh?

The cost of commercial waste disposal in Edinburgh depends on several factors, such as: - The nature and quantity of waste. - How often waste collection is required. - The number of service points or locations. If you require assistance with commercial waste management in Edinburgh, don't hesitate to contact the knowledgeable team at NRC.

What are the legal requirements for commercial waste disposal in Edinburgh?

Businesses must consider various legal aspects related to waste management in Edinburgh, which may include: - Obtaining the necessary permits. - Ensuring proper labeling and packaging of waste materials. - Maintaining accurate records of waste management activities. - Avoiding illegal dumping practices. - Using licensed waste carriers for transportation. - Reporting the handling of hazardous waste appropriately. If you have any questions or concerns about waste management compliance in Edinburgh, please feel free to reach out to our team. You can contact us at 0845 299 6292 or conveniently fill out our quick contact form, and we'll be happy to assist you.

Handling business waste in Edinburgh and across the UK

We partner with independent waste and recycling companies that we’ve handpicked based on their expertise, values, and reliability, so wherever your site is in the UK, you can be assured that you’ll get 5-star quality service.

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