Commercial waste news update
Find all the latest news and essential information for Commercial Waste customers.
Commercial Recycling Centre Permit Renewal
From 5 February Commercial Recycling Centre permit holders will be able to renew their permits online for 2021-22. We advise customers to complete this process before 5 March to ensure any supporting documents are viewed and verified to avoid any disruption to service.
If you are unable to renew online, please contact our Customer Service Centre on 01738 476476.
Customers disposing of chargeable wastes (garden, general, inert or timber) will be required to purchase pre-paid vouchers, or use and pay (by credit or debit card) for wastes over the Friarton Weighbridge. Please ensure you use any existing vouchers as these will expire on 31 March 2021 and are non-refundable. The price of vouchers for 2021-22 will be uploaded to the Commercial Permit pages on 1 April 2021.
If you have a Domestic Exemption permit, you are only required to update or renew if you have changes to your vehicle or circumstances.
Please remember strict COVID procedures are in place at all of our sites. Permits should be displayed in the windscreen of your vehicle either on an A4 sized print out or on a tablet.
Changes to Covid Restrictions
The Council understand that changing restrictions and regulations are affecting businesses within our Local Authority area. If you have found that your waste requirements have changed then contact the Commercial Waste Team by using our online portal, MyPKC or by phoning 01738 476476 or by emailing the team direct.
Upon your contact we will be happy to make temporary changes or postponements to contracts to support your business needs. Please note that we are currently receiving a high volume of calls and may take longer than usual to process requests; any changes made to contracts will be back dated to the date of the original request.
Relaunch of SME Loan with cashback of up to £20,000
A new cashback scheme for small-and-medium sized businesses has been announced. The SME Loan can be used for the installation of heating renewables and many energy efficiency measures, such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning and building fabric. It aims to reduce energy and resource costs for businesses. Visit the website for more information. Also visit the External links and networks for businesses.
Both domestic and commercial skip hire are fully operational again. For more information, visit the skip hire webpage.
Ways to reduce your food waste as Covid-19 lockdown eases
A new food waste page has been launched to help commercial customers in the food and hospitality sector to reduce their overhead costs as they re-start food functions after lockdown. The webpage shares hints and tips about reducing food waste and links to Zero Waste Scotland's guidance and resources to help staff work together to target, monitor and take action against food waste.