Find out changes to our services and advice in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Commercial waste news update

Find all the latest news and essential information for Commercial Waste customers.

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

Businesses are invited to become 'hosts' for litter pickers

Businesses wishing to boost their community engagement and green credentials are invited to register as Litter Picker Hosts.  Hosts will be issued with 5 or 10 litter pickers, free of charge, from PKC's Waste Services Team.  The litter pickers can be used by the business to clear litter from around their premises and/or can be involved in local community litter picks.  To find out more, visit the litter picker hosts webpage. 

Skip hire

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. 

Commercial-type vehicles and trailers can enter Recycling Centres from 8 June

Thank you to everyone who has visited the Recycling Centres since they opened last Monday.  From today, Monday 8 June, all Commercial and Domestic Exemption permit holders are also able to access Recycling Centres. This includes trailers and vehicles larger than a transit-type van. Sites are open on their usual days - visit the Recycling Centres and Points webpage for a list of all the materials accepted and the opening times.  The sites are busier than normal.  If traffic builds up, please be prepared to wait, or return later when the site is quieter and consider the amount of waste and recycling you are bringing in a trailer.  Mostly there is only one skip for each material stream so remember, for social distancing, to reverse park into a bay and only one person at a time should use a skip.  Please note the new social distancing requirements for the icon Commercial Permit Holders [699Kb] and the icon Domestic Exemption Permit Holders [696Kb] so you know what to expect on site.

Contact details

Commercial Waste Team

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 476476