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Use our waste transfer station

Use this page to learn more about our waste transfer station, how much it will cost and what your responsibilities are.

A waste transfer station is a central hub where the waste and recycling we collect is taken to be sorted before it is sent for further processing. With the correct waste carrier's license and registration, you can take your business waste and recycling straight to the waste transfer station.

Select a section below to find out more about this service.

WarningIf you transport your own business waste or recycling, you must register as a waste carrier on the GOV UK website, or you may receive a fine of up to £5,000.

Plan your visit

You can take your business waste or recycling to our waste transfer station at Midland Road, Bath, BA1 3AT (next to our recycling centre). The facility is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 12.30pm. You must arrive by 12.15pm at the latest.

For your own safety, you must wear steel toe-capped boots and a hi-viz jacket when visiting our transfer station.

View the station location on a map

Find out the cost of the service you need

We charge a fee for you to dispose of your business waste at our waste transfer station. However, we do offer a reduction to customers who sort their waste for recycling before they deliver it to our waste transfer station.

Costs for sorted and unsorted waste and recycling from 1 April 2023

Sorted recycling 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024

Reduced fee (including timber and wood) £103.33 per tonne, with a minimum charge of £51.67 (0.5 tonnes).

Reduced fee (no timber and wood) £80 per tonne, with a minimum charge of £40 (0.5 tonnes).

Each load must only contain the following recyclable items:

  • Greenery
  • Timber and wood
  • Rubble and soil
  • Metals
  • Cardboard

You can bring a mixture of these items in the same vehicle, but they must be separated and must not include any non-recyclable items. We will charge you for unsorted waste if you bring any non-recyclable items.

Unsorted waste 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024

We don't recycle unsorted waste.

£184.58 per tonne, with a minimum charge of £92.29 (equivalent to 0.5 tonnes).

Loads containing any upholstered domestic seating 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024

£284.50 per tonne (no minimum charge).

We only accept fridges, freezers and TVs from a business at the transfer station if you can prove they have been collected from a private domestic household.

Mattresses 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024

Charges for mattresses are as follows:

  • £20.30 for a single
  • £25.57 for a double

Use the public weighbridge

If you need to weigh your vehicle, you can use our public weighbridge at our transfer station.

Weighbridge costs from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024
Vehicle weight (tonnes) Charge per weigh
Up to 7.5t £6.14
7.5t - 16.25t £9.15
Over 16.25t £11.54

Our costs are outside the scope of VAT as we're a local authority providing the service.

How to pay for services

You can pay by credit or debit card at our waste transfer station. We can also offer a monthly account if you regularly use our transfer station. To set up a monthly account or to find out more, please email us at

Hazardous waste: your responsibilities

We regret that we're not licensed to collect or receive any hazardous waste from businesses at our waste transfer station.

If you deal with waste which has certain hazardous properties, you must ensure your business complies with the hazardous waste regulations set out on GOV.UK.

What you need to do when disposing of upholstered seating

We have to separately dispose of any upholstered domestic seating items taken to our transfer stations as they may contain Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).

Upholstered domestic seating includes any of the following items from homes or businesses:

  • sofas
  • sofa beds
  • armchairs
  • upholstered kitchen and dining room chairs
  • upholstered stools and foot stools
  • home office chairs
  • futons
  • bean bags
  • floor and sofa cushions

The harmful pollutants are found in any part of the seating made of, or containing, leather, synthetic leather, other fabric or foam.

If a load of waste contains any upholstered domestic seating items it will incur a higher charge per tonne. We have removed the minimum charge from this category, so if you are able to bring in items that contain POPs separately from other waste, then we can still continue to recycle and offer competitive rates on the other items.

If you are bringing upholstered domestic seating to our site, please make the weighbridge operator aware. And if you plan to dispose of any damaged items of upholstered seating, please tape up any rips or tears, or for larger areas wrap the item in polythene before bringing it to site.

Any domestic seating items which are not upholstered, for example, a wooden chair without a cushioned or textile back, seat, or arms and deckchairs, are not affected and will continue to be charged at normal disposal rates.

Guidance issued by the Environment Agency contains information on how these items should be stored and collected.