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Domestic waste is waste that is generated as a result of the ordinary day-to-day use of a domestic premise and is either:
It is not domestic waste if it is:
This type of waste would be classified as commercial waste.
Commercial waste can be defined as any waste other than domestic waste. It may be generated as a result of the operation of a not-for-profit organisation or carrying out a business, including associated lawn and garden clippings from normal maintenance of the business premises. Commercial waste also includes rubbish produced by a business’s customers (e.g. food wrappers and containers). Some waste facilities do not accept commercial waste.
Commercial waste is generated as a result of carrying out any of the following activities:
Please note: definitions are taken from the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 and Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulation 2011.
There are a number of reasons why commercial waste is treated differently to domestic waste. This includes: