Workplace recycling guide

Leisure facilities and entertainment

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Guidance for the leisure facilities and entertainment sector

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This guide, prepared by WRAP Cymru, should be read in conjunction with the Separate Collection of Waste Materials for Recycling: A Code of Practice for Wales. This guide provides supplementary advice for individual sectors and should not be read as standalone guidance.

This guide is aimed at holiday accommodation, holiday parks/resorts, campsites, caravan parks, bed & breakfasts and hotels.

It also includes community centres and village halls, entertainment, and sports venues (including leisure centres), sports grounds and stadia, showgrounds, heritage buildings, libraries and museums.

The guide is applicable to organisations that operate either all year-round or seasonally and whether they are within the private, public or third sectors.

Content overview

A guide for caravan parks and campsites

This additional guide is aimed at caravan parks and campsites but may also be useful for those managing other forms of holiday accommodation including holiday parks and resorts.  

Why you need to recycle?

From 6 April 2024, all workplaces must present the following materials separately for collection to be recycled .

How to better understand your waste and recycling

To understand the different types of waste your workplace produces, undertake a waste audit by walking through the different areas within your premises.

Preventing waste in the first place

Reducing or preventing how much waste you produce will help to save money and reduce the size of bins you will need.

How to comply with the new recycling law

We recommend you read Separate Collection of Waste Materials for Recycling: Code of Practice for Wales to ensure you’re doing everything you need to. This publication includes a list of all the specific types of items that have to be recycled.

How to arrange a new recycling service

If you need to organise a new recycling service, it’s worth thinking about the following:

Space for your bins?

It’s important that you consider where and how you will store your waste and recycling.

Food waste and hygiene

There are guidelines on food waste to help you dispose of waste properly to meet the existing waste Duty of Care law.

Engaging with clients, visitors, employees, suppliers and third party vendors

Use our resources when engaging with your employees, clients, visitors, suppliers, and third-party vendors.


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