Holiday Let Rubbish To Be Treated As Commercial Waste

Last Updated on March 14, 2012 by Mark Lavington

Holiday Let Rubbish To Be Treated As Commercial Waste. We have just received this letter as an attachment to our business rates bill. It is entitled `Important information for the owner of holiday lets’ and within the body of the letter it explains changes to waste regulations that are expected to come into force from April 2012.
Following a review of the controlled waste regulations by DEFRA it has recommended that waste produced by properties used for the provision of self catering holiday accomodation is to be reclassified as commercial wate. It is expected that this will come into force in April 2012 and if it does the owners of these properties will have a duty of care to ensure that their waste is dealt with in the same manner as any other business. 
Look out for similar notifications from your local authority.   

 

3 replies
  1. Michael
    Michael says:

    Interestingly in Eden District Council (Penrith), Cumbria Holiday Letting waste has been classified as commercial/business waste for many years and as part of that I have to pay for bin collection via the use of “trade sacks” so am suprised with this announcement,

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  2. Heather
    Heather says:

    The majority of the council's within Norfolk use the same guidelines for FHL as the Inland Revenue, therefore at the moment anyone booking more the 139 nights is classed as a business and pays NDR with the Small Business Relief taper and has to pay for rufuse collection.

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  3. John
    John says:

    Yes, nothing new here for us – we've paid for 'Trade Waste' collection for years. Our waste is 'commercial' just because Guests have paid to stay here – not because of the content of the bins as what goes in them is ordinary household waste of course! If this requirement has not been applied across the UK I'm amazed – and, actually, angry as it means we've been treated unfairly, giving up hard-earned rental income, by comparison to some other Owners of Holiday Cottage. What is the situation with B&Bs – our waste is no more 'commercial' than theirs!

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