Waste Recycling Scheme

GO! Southampton members are entitled to savings of up to 50% off their dry mixed recycling costs.

What is the Waste Recycling savings scheme?

GO! Southampton has partnered with Southampton City Council to offer savings* on your business’ dry mixed recycling and to help reduce the levels of general waste reaching landfill.

BID levy payers will benefit from:

  •  Significant savings on dry mixed recycling rates
  •  A reduction in general waste through increased recycling
  •  Customer-focused crews providing a friendly and helpful service
  •  Dedicated recycling waste collection crew
  •  Local employees with local knowledge
  • No hidden charges – bins provided free of charge
  •  Fully licensed and legally compliant waste carrier and disposal agent

As more businesses will be starting to reopen in the coming months, now may be the ideal time to assess your costs and sign up to our scheme to help save your business money which can support your recovery.

Levy payers signed up have saved on average £1,048 per business on their recycling costs.

Start saving in 3 simple steps

  1. Sign the Waste Transfer Agreement with Southampton City Council
  2. Send the signed agreement with required ID
  3. Sign up for scheduled collections

Containers and Collections

The type of container and frequency of collection will depend upon the needs of your business. We offer a range of sizes and quantities of bins. Our bins will be supplied as part of the agreement with no additional hire charge and they will be replaced if damage is caused due to normal wear and tear.

How it works

Email us: recycling@gosouthampton.co.uk to sign up and for more information.

Quote: We will send you the latest prices for the Southampton City Council’s waste recycling service – including confirmation of your potential savings.

Complete: If interested, we will send you a Waste Transfer Agreement and Direct Debit form to complete, where you will have to select the bin size, preferred day of collection, collection frequency (daily, weekly or fortnightly) and number of collections. You will also need to provide copies of the relevant ID.

You can also sign up for residual waste and glass collections at the same time, if you want one supplier for all the services.

Collections: Southampton City Council will process your application. They will then begin collecting/ continue collecting your recycling, at the lower price.

GO! Southampton does not receive referral costs. We will not push you to sign up. We just want to offer you savings. If you would like to join, return the form.

*Savings available for GO! Southampton levy payers only. Caps and fair use policy apply.


Can I pay annually?
The GO! Southampton discount makes the yearly cost extremely low and we are often asked if this can be paid in one go. Yes, this is possible. Once you have received the first invoice, you can call the number on the invoice and put down a payment on your account. These funds will sit on your account and come off month by month as invoices are raised. You will need to call the debtors team and speak to an agent to do this as it would confuse the system if you tried to do this online.


Caroline French
Managing Director, W. J. French & Son

“I am really happy with the Recycling scheme. For £4 a week we get a large 1100L recycling bin that is collected weekly and excellent value for money.

Its great to know that we can be more of a sustainable business and it frees up the space in our general rubbish bin which is more cost effective.”

*Prices quoted above are correct as of June 2021.