Workplace Recycling

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Webinars: Embrace the legislative changes in Wales

These webinars are designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the waste regulations, coupled with a focused exploration of each sector's requirements to prepare for the new law effective April 2024. 

A new law will soon require workplaces in Wales to improve the way they recycle.

What’s changing and why

A new law will soon require all workplaces including businesses, public bodies and the third sector to separate these recyclable materials from their general waste.

  • Food leftovers or waste generated by food preparation
  • Paper and card such as old newspapers and envelopes, delivery boxes and packaging 
  • Metal, plastic, and cartons and other similar packaging (for example coffee cups)
  • Glass such as drinks bottles and food jars
  • Unsold textiles such as clothing and non-clothing
  • Unsold small waste electrical and electronic equipment (sWEEE)
Glass bottles
Metal cans
Plastic bottles
Waste paper
Food waste

It’s compulsory for businesses to arrange a separate collection of these materials, so they can be recycled efficiently.

Ready to get started?

Which sector is your workplace in?

Guidance to help you improve your current waste collection and ensure your workplace is fully compliant with the new regulations. If you consider your business to be an SME, it’s also worth checking the guidance for Small & Medium Enterprises.

Wales is currently third in the world when it comes to recycling waste from households.

The aim is to build on the success of household recycling and ensure high recycling rates across workplaces too.

The benefits of increasing recycling are that it:

  • increases the amount and quality of recycling that can then be used by Welsh manufacturers

  • supports workplaces to reduce their waste

  • reduces carbon emissions

  • helps the economy to create a greener Wales

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65% recycling rate

of waste material collected by our local authorities

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400,000 tonnes

of carbon emissions saved each year