New Waste Disposal Service Trial launched for small traders at Newark Transfer StationPosted on: Friday, June 30, 2023
A new trial scheme has launched in Newark and Sherwood to give small traders a new disposal option for their waste.
The scheme has been developed by Veolia in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council and Newark and Sherwood District Council to provide small traders with a cost-effective way to dispose of their waste and increase the number of available outlets for this type of waste in the area.
The pilot will run until March 2024 at Veolia’s Waste Transfer Station on Brunel Drive in Newark, and small traders will be able to dispose of their non-recyclable waste for a competitive fee with no minimum load charge - something which is currently viewed as one of the main barriers to traders responsibly disposing of their waste. Small traders will also be able to dispose of separately collected cardboard free of charge.
Small traders will need to book an appointment slot before visiting and provide their waste carrier’s licence number and this can be done online via Veolia’s website.
Appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The only restriction is that small traders will not be permitted to access the scheme if their vehicle exceeds a gross vehicle weight of 3.5 tonnes. The transfer station can accept payment via a bank card only.
More information about the scheme can be found on the Veolia website: https://www.nottinghamshire.veolia.co.uk/NewarkTradeWaste
Councillor Mike Pringle at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “We are committed to both creating a cleaner, safer and greener district, and supporting local businesses, and this trial is a fantastic example of that commitment in action.
“At Newark and Sherwood District we take robust action against businesses who do not dispose of their waste legally and this trial supports that work by making it easier than ever for small traders to dispose of waste in a safe and legal manner.”
Steve Newman, General Manager at Veolia Nottinghamshire, said: “We know that the vast majority of traders operate responsibly. We are making the disposal of waste as simple and sustainable as possible as ultimately this is better for the local environment and the communities we serve. This trial is just one of the many ways that we are working towards ecological transformation.”
Councillor Neil Clarke MBE, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Making Nottinghamshire greener is one of our key ambitions and trials such as this are a great example of how we’re taking steps towards achieving our ambition.
“This new trial is great news for small traders in the Newark and Sherwood area as it is a cost-effective way to dispose of their waste in a way that is better for the environment.
“I am looking forward to hearing more about the success and results of the trial in the coming months.”
Bookings can be made online at https://www.veolia.co.uk/nottinghamshire/NewarkTradeWaste