Pubs & restaurants: how to dispose of beer and cider
With lockdown in place, many of our pub and restaurant customers have been asking us what to do with their disposable beer. Here we’ve put together some guidance.
Click here for the UK government’s guidelines in relation to how this unsold stock should be disposed of. In the event that you have exhausted all available avenues advised by the Government, you would need to apply to the appropriate wholesaler for your licenced address for consent to dispose of the unsold stock into their system. Each wholesaler has its own policy regarding applying for this consent.
Some wholesalers are currently waiving fees for the submission of requests to discharge beer or cider into their sewerage systems and have changed their application process accordingly, so it’s worth looking into now.
Current processes per wholesaler:
South West Water - visit the SWW website and select ‘Disposal of beer and cider, from public houses, clubs, restaurants, and other similar establishments’ from the list for details of how they will process any disposal requests and the applicable charges. For further information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thames Water Ltd – consent to dispose requests can be sent in bulk to Trade.Effluent@Thameswater.co.uk using the below form. For further info, visit https://www.thameswater.co.uk/wholesale/trade-effluent
Northumbrian Water – NW is also accepting consent to dispose requests in bulk, via the below form, please send the completed form to email@example.com. For further info, head to https://www.nwl.co.uk/services/business/trade-effluent
For the following wholesalers, please email your full name, job title, company name, phone number, email address, date, name of premises, address, postcode, volume (litres), SPID and retailer (Everflow Water) to the relevant email address:
Southern Water Ltd - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Yorkshire Water Ltd - please contact email@example.com
United Utilities Ltd - please contact Wastebeerapplication@uuplc.co.uk
Wessex Water – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The following wholesalers are operating their usual consents process:
Anglian Water Ltd
Severn Trent Water Ltd
As such, any applications for the disposal of beer into these wholesaler networks remain a chargeable service and will therefore be invoiced in accordance with the relevant wholesaler’s published scheme of charges, plus an administration fee & VAT.
For further advice and links in relation to managing as a business during COVID-19, please click here.