West Midlands Commercial and Industrial Waste

This report presents a summary of research carried out between January – February 2010 into the current and likely future status of waste arisings and waste treatment from the West Midlands Commercial and Industrial (C&I) sectors.


A waste capacity study carried out jointly by Advantage West Midlands (AWM) and the Regional Technical Advisory Body on Waste (RTAB) forecasts that by 2020/21 the West Midlands (WM) will have a significant waste infrastructure capacity gap. AWM is particularly concerned about commercial and industrial waste (C&I), which can cost a business 4% of turnover in terms of disposal costs. If waste infrastructure is not in place to tackle the waste coming from business, then the increasing expense of disposal could have a serious effect on business profitability for the region.