Charges and payments

The prices for our trade waste collection and disposal services for 2018/19 are for the full year from 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019 - customers joining partway through the year will be charged pro-rata.

VAT is not applied to local authority waste collection services so all prices shown for the collection service do not include VAT. VAT is however still applicable on charges at our disposal operations such as our Recycling Centres and Transfer Station.

Waste Collection and Disposal Charges 2018/19

Wheeled Bins (Litres)

Once Weekly Annual Charge

Twice Weekly Annual Charge

Cost to Purchase Container

Orange Sacks
























Recycling Centre

Cost per sack



Transfer Station

Cost per tonne (minimum 1/2 tonne charge)



Skip Hire

Cost to hire skip (includes disposal charge)



Special Uplifts

Cost per lift (maximum of 20 sacks)




Your account must be settled within 30 days of the contract being set up. However we do offer several ways to pay for your trade waste collection service:

Standing Order: The details for setting up a standing order are: City Office Scotland Branch Lloyds Bank PLC, PO Box 72, Bailey Drive, Gillingham Business Park, Gillingham, ME8 0LS Sort Code: 30 18 05 Account Number: 10026368 Account Name: East Lothian Council.

Payments may also be made online or by calling 01875 824 301; please remember to quote your 2018/19 eleven character reference number starting TW so the payment can be matched to your account.