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England's Recycling Legislation is Changing!

England's Recycling Legislation is Changing!

24th Jun 2024

Get ready for a significant shift in how businesses manage waste in England! By 31st March 2025, all businesses will need to comply with new recycling legislation aimed at improving waste management and boosting recycling rates. Here's what you need to know to stay ahead and be prepared.

What is the New Legislation?

The upcoming legislation requires businesses to separate their recycling from general waste. This means you’ll need multiple waste containers to keep different types of waste apart, both before and during processing.

What Waste Needs to Be Separated?

Understanding what waste needs to be separated is key to compliance. Here's a breakdown of the categories:

  • Mixed Recycling: This includes paper, cardboard, plastics, and metals.
  • Food Waste: All waste from food preparation and leftovers.
  • General Waste: Items that are contaminated and cannot be recycled.

Depending on your business type and the waste you generate, you might need to manage up to 7 separate waste streams:

  1. General Waste
  2. Food Waste
  3. Paper & Card
  4. Glass
  5. Metal, Plastic & Cartons
  6. Unsold Textiles
  7. Unsold Small Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (sWEEE)

What’s the Solution?

The first step is to identify the types of waste your business produces. Once you have a clear understanding, you can determine how many waste streams you need to manage.

To assist you in becoming compliant, we offer a range of recycling bin solutions. From simple, colour-coded bins to modular systems with various back panels, we have options to suit all business needs.

Don’t wait until the last minute. Call our team today at 01904 787834 to discuss your recycling requirements and find the perfect solution for your business.