BUSINESSES in Bromsgrove district have been told by the council that its waste services are there to help when they reopen tomorrow.
In line with the Government’s lockdown easing roadmap, restaurants, leisure services and other businesses – previously shut – can open on Monday, May 17.
The authority’s Business Waste Services are sending out a reminder they are here to help both existing and new customers.
As well as lending their staff to assist with essential household waste removal in 2020, during the pandemic the commercial service, run by Bromsgrove District Council, was also able to help over 200 customers by suspending or reducing their service requirements so they did not get charged unnecessarily during the covid crisis.
Now businesses are reopening again, the BDC Business Waste Team is excited to welcome back current and future customers across Worcestershire, Warwickshire, and the wider West Midlands.
Any businesses who need help getting back to business as usual are encouraged to get in touch for a simple solution for removing their waste that means they can focus on the things most important to them in the current climate.
Martin Roche, Commercial Waste Executive Manager, said: “Whilst our customers were staying at home and doing their bit to help the country tackle Covid-19, we made sure they didn’t need to worry about incurring a single charge for waste they weren’t making.
“We all make waste, and we all need someone to take it away but it’s not something we like to think about, and businesses are no different.
“Now that the easing of restrictions is fully underway, we want to remind businesses out there that we’re here to help you get back to business as usual.
“Signing up with us will mean you’re fulfilling your duty of care to dispose of your waste properly and it’s one less thing to worry about as you get back on your feet. You can just focus on the more important and exciting parts of reopening.”
All waste-producing businesses in the UK must, as part of environmental good practice laws, complete what is known as the ‘duty of care’.
Duty of Care notes details of where the waste has come from, and who it has been given to, to ensure that it is disposed of safely and legally by using an appropriately authorised company.
BDC Business Waste Services cater for a wide range of customers including, offices, sports grounds, other councils, small independent businesses, franchised chains, schools, charities, engineering and manufacturing organisations, schools and more.
As a local council service, it aims to provide customers with value for money whilst recognising that their roots are forged in the communities they serve.
Businesses looking to change their trade waste supplier or wanting information about services should click here for further details and an online copy of the service brochure.