Collections from places of worship

Faith groups can have one refuse slim-line wheeled bin, one recycling wheeled bin and one organic recycling wheeled bin to use free of charge to collect their waste from their place of worship.

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Places of worship are exempted from local non-domestic rating under the Local Government Finance Act 1988, this covers most churches, mosques and synagogues. If the place of worship hires out buildings to other groups not connected with the conduct of religious worship this would be a commercial activity and any waste arising from such use would be classified as trade waste. A trade waste agreement would need to be in place for this activity.