THE Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged all local authorities to sign up to the Business Waste and Recycling Services Commitment, to help local small businesses to recycle more.
A recent poll of FSB members showed that 96 per cent of businesses in the East of England would recycle more if they had access to better facilities.
But, many small businesses cannot access suitable services because their local authority does not allow them to use local waste and recycling centres.
Amir Butt, Peterborough Branch Vice Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses, said: “The Federation of Small Businesses has long called for small firms to have better access to these facilities and now, as a direct result of our work, this is happening. We need to see all of our local authorities step-up and sign the commitment to ensure that local firms can access local waste and recycling centres across the region. By taking this simple step local authorities can help small businesses deal with their waste responsibly and play their part in protecting the environment.”
As part of the Government’s waste review, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a local authority Business Waste and Recycling Services Commitment. This commitment asks local authorities to sign up to a number of pledges aimed at giving businesses better waste and recycling services.
This means that local firms would be able to use local waste and recycling centres for the first time in the region.